Membrane-based continuous phase separation and its applications




Flow based technologies have been emerging as an alternative to batch-based manufacturing, especially in the context of pharmaceutical and fine chemicals manufacturing. In the talk we discuss first membranes based continuous separation technology for continuous phase separation to enable continuous liquid-liquid extraction. After an overview on fundamentals, we’ll discuss scale up, examples of application in both single and multistage extraction applications.  Finally, we discuss how the technologies described enable continuous partition chromatography applications and the related advantages.



Dr. Andrea Adamo, CEO and founder of Zaiput Flow Technologies, is an engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development of innovative solutions in the context of fluid flows and chemical applications. Dr. Adamo holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy in addition to a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.

After completing his graduate studies, Dr Adamo joined the laboratory of Prof. Klavs Jensen, first as Postdoctoral Associate and then as a Research Associate. In the Jensen group he worked on different applications of microfluidics, microchemistry and flow chemistry. He had a key design role in the context of the Pharmacy on Demand and Molecules on Demand projects sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Adamo developed the technology at the core of Zaiput, he currently serves as the Innovation Advisor at Snapdragon Chemistry and as an advisor to OnDemand Pharmaceuticals.


Dr. Andrea Adamo

CEO and founder of Zaiput Flow Technologies, Massachusetts, US

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13 Feb, 2024
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM