VLCI organizes workshops on the following topics:

Implementation of Hansen Solubility Parameters

Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) are a powerful tool for smart and efficient ingredient matching. It is applicable in a varied range of applications, and is a practical way to understand and improve solubility, compatibility, stability and efficacy.

This workshop includes:

- Presentations of HSP theory and method.
- Hands-on training: sample preparation, ranking and data analysis via the HSPiP software.
- Practical implementation, predictions and other benefits.
- Guest speakers: Professor Steven Abbott and Mark Chandler.

Location: VLCI - Amsterdam - Science Park 408
Cost - Normal Level : 500 euros

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Implementation of HLD-NAC for effective surfactant selection

The HLD-NAC (Hydrophilic Lipophilic Difference - Net Average Curvature) approach has been developed by world-known experts to make surfactant selection easier for formulation developments. Contrary to the HLB theory, the HLD-NAC approach is applicable for all types of surfactants (anionic, non-ionic, bio-based,...) and allows profound predictions to be made.

This workshop includes:

- Presentations of HLD-NAC theory and methods, predictions and other benefits.
- Hands-on training: sample preparation & scans for HLD parameters determination, and practical implementation in (micro-)emulsions with bio-based ingredients.
- Guest speakers: Professor Steven Abbott and Professor Edgar Acosta.

Location: VLCI - Amsterdam - Science Park 408
Cost - Normal Level : 500 euros
Cost - Expert Level : 750 euros

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High Throughput Screening for Formulation Development

High Throughput (HT) platforms allow for automated and parallel preparation, providing fast and reliable workflows. High Throughput screenings are therefore ideal to speed up development processes while saving on cost and raw materials.

This workshop includes:

- Presentation of various HT platforms and their benefits.
- Translation of manual processing to HT workflows.
- HT preparation of varied formulations in VLCI's lab.

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