This webinar will give an overview of how APIs, excipients and formulations can be investigated by DSC (differential scanning calorimetry) and TGA (thermogravimetric analysis, sometimes in combination with a gas analysing system).

Presenting the webinar will be Gabriele Kaiser, who will explain the attributes and functions of DSC and TGA – the most widely used thermal analytical methods for investigating pharmaceuticals.

For example, DSC is well suited to measure phase transformations such as melting, crystalization or glass transition. This is important for studying polymorphism phenomena as well as interactions between the components of a physical mixture.

In addition, TGA detects mass losses quantitatively and is ideally suited for compositional analysis – or for revealing thermal stability regions of pharmaceuticals. Coupled to a gas analysing system it is additionally possible to identify the gas species evolved from a sample during heating.

This webinar has been designed to be especially useful for laboratory personnel, laboratory managers and project managers working in R&D and QC.

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The NETZSCH Group is an owner-managed, internationally active technology company with headquarters in Germany. The business units Analyzing & Testing, Grinding & Dispersing as well as Pumps & Systems stand for individual solutions at the highest level. More than 3,600 employees in 35 countries and a worldwide sales and service network ensure customer proximity and competent service.

Our performance standards are high. We promise our customers Proven Excellence - outstanding performance in all areas. Since 1873, we have proven time and again that we can do this.

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Speaker Gabriele Kaiser, business field manager – pharma, food and cosmetics

Dr Gabriele Kaiser studied chemistry in Erlangen, Germany. After receiving her doctorate in physical chemistry, she joined NETZSCH-Gerätebau in 1991. She acquired her experience in thermal analysis of more than 25 years as Head of customer training, Head of applications laboratory and Head of scientific and technical communication department. Since 2017, she has held the position of Business field manager in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food.


Ben Valsler

Moderator: Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World magazine

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.