Welcome to Aston Particle Technologies Ltd

Aston Particle Technologies is a spin-out from the School of Pharmacy at Aston University. The company was formed in 2016 and has secured seed investment alongside an InnovateUK grant.


What we do

Aston Particle Technologies offers a cost effective, one-step particle engineering technology, through a novel dry particle coating technique, that processes drugs without the use of solvents or heat. Its Unique Selling Proposition ("USP") lies in delivering enhanced particle properties for challenging drugs (high dose, moisture or heat sensitive) without compromising their innate properties.
The technology is IP protected (WO 2016/066462 A1).


Dry Particle Coating

Dry powder coating involves the adsorption/adherence of fine "guest" particles onto the surface of coarse "carrier" particles leading to enhanced functionality, stability and product performance.

Why Choose APT

Our technology is the first dry particle coating manufacturing technique for the pharmaceutical sector that will deliver multiple benefits including:

  • One-step, cost effective and high yield (>95%) production process
  • No particle attrition or fracture
  • No use/generation of heat with no solvent use
  • No contamination / no oxidation or interaction between components