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Case study 4: First large scale manufacture of a natural skincare product

The problem:

Our client, a Yorkshire-based start-up company, had an exciting new skincare product which had positive feedback from challenge and stability testing. They required a large batch for further trials but had no in-house capabilities to prepare this. Previous trials had also identified issues during the addition of a gelling agent.

The solution:

iPRD conducted a risk assessment of the manufacturing process to identify any issues prior to scale-up and two weeks of exploratory work, especially focussing on agitation and solid addition of the gelling agent, to ensure successful manufacture. We then manufactured two 20 kg batches to customer specifications in time to enable distribution of free product samples during the Christmas shopping period. You can read more about this in the University of Leeds Impact magazine.