Process Optimization


Research, Development, Innovation

The Waterloo Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that provides customers with leading-edge technology and equipment to support their testing and product development needs.


Get in touch with the lab team at the Waterloo Technology Centre


About the Lab

The Waterloo Technology Centre in Ontario, Canada, is a space in which researchers, developers and manufacturers can come and develop customized test matrices, and trial batch sizes from small to large quantities using the range of equipment which spans Lab, Pilot and full Production scale models. Valuable feasibility and scale-up trials with the latest technologies will help customers in reducing integration and commissioning times.

Positioned alongside the manufacturing facility of IDEX Material Processing Technologies, Quadro, Fitzpatrick, Steridose, and Quadro Liquids, the centre offers a range of possibilities for our customers:

  • Supporting the development of customers' new products using feasibility tests.
  • Identifying improvements to existing manufacturing processes and/or established products.
  • Proof of concept for process scaling with a wide range of equipment, from lab-scale to pilot-scale and production-scale.
  • Ability to trial equipment before purchasing.

Benefit from over seven decades of combined materials handling experience and equipment development, supporting solid, semi-solid and liquid-based products.

At the Waterloo Technology Centre our knowledgable product and application specialists will be on hand to develop customized test matrices to meet customer targets. We'll use a comprehensive range of services and equipment to help develop and optimize processes.

Technology Centre Overview

We invite you to conduct feasibility and scale-up trials with the latest technologies to reduce integration and commissioning times.

As well as our well-known magnetic coupled mixers, our Technology Centre benefits from a comprehensive array of analysis equipment that allows complete solids particle size characterization.

  • Particle Size distributions through laser diffraction.
  • Particle Shapes via 1000x binocular microscope.
  • Bulk and tapped densities.
  • Compacted ribbon densities with our volume and density analyzer.
  • Video conferencing and streaming capabilities.
  • Detailed and customized test reports with equipment and/or set up recommendations.
  • Tests for batch sizes from under 1 kg to hundreds of kilograms.

What machines are available for testing?

Our Technology Centre makes use of our standard range of lab and production scale biopharmceutical equipment, with the addition of specialist technology for research and development.

Magnetic Coupled Mixers

Steridose Magnetic Coupled Mixers are designed for biotech, pharmaceutical, and demanding hygienic and sterile applications such as those involving serums, vaccines, plasma fractions, bacteria and cell cultures, and APIs.

Steridose Magnetic Mixers are available for testing within the Technology Centre, along with Poly Tank 85 for small batch mixing and Stainless Tank 120 for mid-scale batch mixing.

Research, Develop & Innovate

Contact Our Team

Let us help you find the right equipment, process, and setup to optimize your products.  Contact the Waterloo Technology Centre via the form.