05/05/2021|Pack off systems

Why do people use it?

  • To transfer potent in-process API from a process vessel into drums or bags, through a sieve

What are the issues:

  • Api is highly toxic (OEL 10 µg/m3)
  • Particle size can be uneven: there could be some abnormally large particles


Possible solution (open process):

13/04/2021|Spray Dryer integrated in an isolator

How to safely discharge a Spray Dryer and mill the potent API?


Feed slurry into the Spray Dryer, collect the potent dry powder, micronize if necessary, weight and dispense (for pilot application: max 5 kg)

What are the issues?

31/03/2021|Dispensing Isolator for big quantities of processed product

How can OSD facilities safely dispense HIGH POTENT products?

 Can containers and IBCs of very different sizes be used for the dispensed product?



Load drums, weight & dispense Highly Potent API into various containers or IBCs


What are the issues?

  • Highly Potent APIs (CPT < 300 ng/m3)
  • Large variety of incoming drum sizes (5-20 kg)
  • Receiving containers range from bottles, to bags to IBCs
  • Installation room is small: 6.5 m x 3.5 m (21’ x 11.5’)


17/03/2021|Micronization isolator 500 ng/m3

How can a lab safely weight & dispense toxic APIs and liquid solutions?

How to get more protection than the current flexible isolator?

Process steps

  • Introduce bags of potent API, weight & dispense in smaller bags
  • Bring in flasks, add solution and dispense in smaller flasks
  • Test samples of potent powder or liquid

Challenges of the current flexible isolator:

12/03/2021|Pack-Off 0.1 µg/m3

How can you protect your operators when filling bags of Potent API?


  • filling bags generates a lot of dust and exposure to High Potent API
  • PPE doesn’t provide the required protection (OEB 5 - 0.1 µg/m3)
  • pack-out activities in an open cleanroom requires a lot of cleaning

FPS Solution:

24/02/2021|Toxic-sterile Isolator for preparation vessel charging

FPS present the Toxic-sterile Isolator for preparation vessel charging 

How to weight and dispense a HIGH POTENT STERILE into a process vessel?

How to maintain the API sterility and protect the operator without using PPE?

How to avoid cross contamination from processing different products?



Weight & charge a HPAPI into a process vessel in Grade A-ISO 5 conditions

What are the issues?

09/02/2021|Pack-Off 10 µg/m3

How can you transfer potent in-process API from a filter dryer into drums or big bags?


  • Transfer potent in-process API from a filter dryer into drums or big bags

What are the issues:

15/01/2021|FPS synthesis isolator

A new multipurpose High Potent API facility needed a containment solution for pilot production. It already owned a few pieces of process equipment. To have those integrated in an isolator could be tricky.

30/12/2020|We’re ready for 2021!

Dear all, this year is finishing and it's time to do the analysis.

We faced new challenges that forced us to change our life and our business. this year we changed also our corporate structure, with new partners. But we never stop and we found a new structure and new opportunities to support our customers, discovering us stronger.

So, now, I'd like to thank:

07/12/2020|R&D and Pilot Plant Isolator

Early drug development is increasingly important, and FPS supports that activity by offering new custom solutions that fit the specific needs of the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Fine Chemical sectors.

  • What do we mean by isolators for R&D and Pilot Plants?

These machines are installed in research laboratories and/or pilot production plants, to ensure safe handling of active substances in a contained environment.

06/12/2020|Christmas period

FPS never stops!

We are happy to announce that our company will remain open for all Christmas period!

Offices opening hours: 8.00-13.00/14.00-17.30

18/09/2020|FPS presents customized solutions for dispensing needs

For dispensing we mean all activities than involve dosing or mixing APIs with a liquid(s), resulting in a solution or suspension. It can also involve mixing other solid excipients to get an intermediate which will be later used as a starter for the manufacturing of solid dosage forms.

FPS designs and manufactures isolators to process toxic products, sterile products or a mix of both (toxic/sterile compounds). 

15/09/2020|ISO 9001: 2015 certification

The remote audit techniques represented the solution to carry out the surveillance visit for the ISO 9001: 2015 certification, successfully passed on 10/08/2020. 

A success FPS wants to share with collaborators and technical partners who made it possible even keeping social distancing.

Thanks to: Eng. Paolo Giostra, Eng. Andrea Frazzani (AF Consulting) and Vittorio Severin i (GSI tecnoprogetti).

02/09/2020|FPS, excellence looks to the USA

The Fiorenzuola company is among those selected by the Region to present new innovative projects for expanding in America.

05/08/2020|FPS presents milling isolator

FPS presents milling isolator

20/07/2020|Summer with FPS

FPS never stops!

We are happy to announce that our company will remain open for all August.

Opening hours: 8.00-13.00/14.00-17.30

Warehouse: 8.30-12.30/13.30-16.30

Contact and visit us!

16/07/2020|FPS Virtual Tour

During this pandemic, fewer people have been able to visit FPS physically, however the need to see for oneself the facilities is still strong. FPS turned to an innovative idea: to immerse customers into our reality with a series of very detailed virtual tours.

15/07/2020|The new FPS High Containment isolator for Micronization

In recent years more companies working with High Potent APIs

18/06/2020|ICP interview

Mrs Chiara Colombo, FPS Marketing Manager, describes how FPS has faced the COVID-19 emergency.

03/06/2020|International growth plan financed with POR FESR funds

  • Description

For FPS, a company on the market for 18 years, the foreign market is of fundamental importance. Today, FPS is recognized in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as a serious, reliable and high quality partner. For the two-year period 2018-2019, FPS has planned its presence at various events both on the European and non-European market.

26/05/2020|Interviewing Stefano Butti

Silvana Maini from Tekno Scienze Publisher & Event Organiser interviewed our Technical Sales Director, Stefano Butti. They talked about the company history and Stefano commented the sentence on the website which says: "The starting point of a project is not our machine, but our customer need". Watch the video and share it!

26/03/2020|New FPS innovation swabbing solution

FPS is pleased to announce the developing of a new innovating solution for swabbing, that will ensure the absolute safety of operators and patients.

Inspired by the Korean hospital of Yangji in Seoul, FPS has designed the first prototype of Safety Box to perform the swab for COVID-19 on a high number of people in a few minutes and in total safety, both for the operator and the patient.

The cabins are easily transportable and, once positioned in strategic points, will allow doctors to perform between 12 and 15 swabs in one hour.

11/03/2020|Coronavirus - Official Press release

Dear Customer / Supplier / Partner

Following the new provisions of the Italian Government aimed at stop the spread of Coronavirus, we wish to inform you that FPS is currently open and operational, in line with the necessary prevention and security measures.

02/03/2020|Coronavirus usefull information

Due to the current global health situation related to the expansion of COVID-19 or Coronavirus, FPS has promptly taken all necessary measures to protect the health of its employees and visitors, while guaranteeing high quality and continuity to its customers.  

FPS does not stop: despite the reduction in unnecessary travels and the cancellation of trips to areas and countries at risk, FPS does not stop! Our business is regularly carried out, within the limits imposed, and a dedicated team constantly monitors the evolution of the situation.  

29/02/2020|FPS never STOP!

Milan NEVER stop ...and also FPS!

#fpsinside #milanononsiferma #fpsnonsiferma #FPSneverstop

19/02/2020|Spray Drying isolator: FPS solutions for Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical industries


As far as containment systems are concerned, spray-drying is a commonly adopted technology in pharmaceutical to obtain a powder from a liquid solution. Given that pharmaceutical companies are handling High Potent API more than ever before, high containment solutions are necessary to safely operate the equipment. 

10/07/2019|Jet milling industrialization of sticky API using QbD

FPS has recently cooperated with pharmaceutical industry experts to research best jet mill practices for pharmaceutical. 

23/06/2019|Comunicazione importante a tutti i clienti/fornitori - Important notice to all customers/suppliers

Gentile Cliente/Fornitore,


nell'ottica di fornire ai propri partner un servizio sempre più efficiente e di qualità, FPS svolgerà un importante cambio di piattaforma informatica durante la prima settimana di Luglio.

Di conseguenza, il regolare svolgimento delle attività aziendali e l’invio di merci potrebbero subire alcuni rallentamenti nel periodo compreso tra il 01.07.2019 e il 12.07.2019.

La completa operatività riprenderà nella settimana successiva.


Ci scusiamo per ogni possibile disagio.


31/05/2019|Containment Workshop: thanks!

We would like to thank you all attendees of FPS Containment workshop!

It was a successful day and it allowed us to share our experience and improve our knowledge.

Thanks also to Michele Grassi (Studio Alfa) for his precious cooperation!

See the video!


See you in Rome next October!

06/05/2019|Industry 4.0: a closed micronization system

Recently, FPS and a major European manufacturer of APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) had to face a challenging project concerning the micronization process of a specific product. In our R&D and Test Centre trials have been performed in order to obtain the requested performance in term of final PSD (Particle Size Distribution) and productivity. Our process specialist, in collaboration with the customer, studied and tested in detail the geometric and process parameters to maximize the requested results.


The experience gained in 16 years of activity allows FPS to be a world leader and offer a service with high-quality standards for the global market.

The design and production process of the systems is carried out entirely in the plants of Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC), starting from a careful listening of the customer's requests to the final test before delivery.

The ability to listen and the flexibility in adapting to the needs of the customer are the strengths that over the years have rewarded FPS.

09/07/2018|Achema 2018: Terrific!

One month after the event in Frankfurt, that every three years gathers the major participants in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, FPS looks back at this experience

Achema is an unmissable event for us” states the president Giovanni Gianola. “Frankfurt’s showcase is always a great opportunity for professional growth for FPS. During these five days, we met some of our established clients, with whom we have been working for years alongside with many new speakers interested in our solutions and in our approach to work”.

18/06/2018|L'economia by Corriere della Sera

Today, "L'economia" magazine published an article about us. Read the complete text on the attached.

See here the video interview of FPS's President and Vice president.

Please contact us for further requests.

07/05/2018|Women Value Company

Si è svolto ieri a Milano il primo dei tre incontri con le 110 imprese finaliste del premio «Women Value Company Intesa Sanpaolo»: FPS è stata scelta per raccontare la sua esperienza.

21/03/2018|Tailor-made containment system match with asepsis

FPS has recently delivered a very complex project that combines high containment within aseptic conditions. 

16/03/2018|New training center opening

Today is an important day for FPS! 

We always work to improve our customers’ experience, so we're proud to announce the opening of the new conference and training room where some training events will be held on the second part of 2018.

This area is situated in the new part of production factory that also includes the new cafeteria and showroom.

In the next month we will announce the dates of the events about milling&micronization and containment world. 

Stay tuned!

22/01/2018|Web domain change

FPS is pleased to inform you that the domain of our company has been changed from to

FPS board of directors believes that is a better reflection of our mission “to develop, design and supply micronization and containment systems mainly in pharmaceutical and chemical sectors”.

We will continue to operate the web site in its current structure and your contact data on our newsletter list will remain un-changed. 


Exciting times for FPS

In order to support the continued growth of our business in North America, FPS opened a new office in Philadelphia, PA and appointed Frederic Le Pape as General Manager. 

Commenting on the activity, Eng. Giovanni Gianola - FPS President said:

28/11/2017|About us on Il Sole24 ore magazine

About us on Platinum magazine, in collaboration with "Il Sole24 ore", November Issue.

21/11/2017|OHSAS 18001 certification

Health and safety management systems 

Every year millions of workers worldwide are victims of accidents, which may sometimes be even fatal. Both big and small companies from every sector have to enact a grounded health and safety management system for the working environment in order to reduce risks.

20/09/2017|FPS is pleased to announce the new partnership with CODOLS TECHNOLOGY for Spanish Market

Starting from September 2017, in an effort to continually offer new and innovative services, FPS has formed a strategic partnership with Codols Technology, the new exclusive partner for Spanish market. The goal is to bring FPS's high-quality solutions directly to our Spanish Clients.

We  also look forward to welcoming you at our stand (#2D 110) and at Codols Technology Stand (#2D 140), where you can meet our staff and find out more information on our ground-breaking technology. 

06/09/2017|FPS delivers high containment isolator systems for R&D and QC Lab

FPS recently supplied a complete system of high containment isolators for R&D and QC Lab to a global pharmaceutical company. 

A dedicated team worked closely with the client throughout the project to ensure that specific requirements were met, and superior quality of manufacture and containment levels were maintained. 

The system is the right solution for pharmaceutical industries that require the highest containment levels during manipulations of potentially hazardous compounds for research & development, production and in process quality control.

01/06/2017|High containment Integrated system for Pharmaceutical application

FPS has recently delivered a high containment Integrated systems for an Oncology plant in Bangalore.

The system is composed by an ANFD discharge Isolator, a Vacuum Transport System (VTS) and a Micronization equipment PROMILL-8 in Isolator.


FPS is pleased to announce the enlargement of his production plant

The enlargement of production plant in Fiorenzuola d’Arda assures more flexibility and timeliness on production systems proposed by FPS.

FPS Food and Pharma Systems, a leader company in design, manufacture and installation of Fine Size Reduction machines for micronizing and Containment Solutions (for Sterile and/or Highly Potent API), discloses the beginning of the plant’s enlargement in Fiorenzuola d’Arda.

22/09/2016|Sterile Contained PM8 Micronizing systems

One of the most important projects of this year has been the construction of a production scale sterile contained micronisation system that was delivered to a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Spain last July.

16/05/2016|Thank you for visiting our booth at ACHEMA 2018

We would like to thank all visitors for taking their time to visit our stand during ACHEMA 2018 in Frankfurt.

It was our pleasure and honor and we enjoyed many inspiring conversations. We were so impressed by the number of visitors and the great interest in our products & company.

Please do not hesitate to contact with us: info(at) with any questions or further information.

We look forward to meet you again!

29/02/2016|New modern and specialized R&D and Test Center

FPS is pleased to announce the opening of his new R&D and Test Center.

Following the enlargement and modernization of the production facility in Fiorenzuola d’Arda-Italy, FPS dedicated a specific area to the new R&D and Test Center. Three ISO8 grade test suites allow the execution of short to medium duration micronization technical tests, starting from laboratory to production quantities.