Galenic Instruments
Galenic Instruments Including Tablet Hardness Testing Instruments

Any pharmaceutical production line requires regular testing of physical properties and active ingredient content. For over 30 years, Pharma Test has been synonymous with the development and production of high-quality test devices and systems for quality-testing tablets, capsules, suppositories, ampoules, bulk materials and other solid formats. We offer a complete product range from manual devices for physical testing to fully automated analytical test systems to analyse the chemical composition of a drug. Our foremost priority is to develop products with the quality you would expect from the „Made in Germany“ label – “The German Gründlichkeit”.

The instrument presentation on this website is divided into two sections:

Tablet Dissolution Testing and Galenic Instruments (this section)

This is the section about galenical instruments including tablet disintegration, friability, hardness and powder testing instruments.

The term „galenic“ comes from „galenic formulation“. Galenic formulation deals with the principles of preparing and compounding medicines in order to optimize their absorption. The term is named after Claudius Galen, a 2nd Century AD Greek physician, who codified the preparation of drugs using multiple ingredients. Today, galenic formulation is part of pharmaceutical formulation. The pharmaceutical formulation of a medicine has an impact on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety profile of a drug.

Our range of galenic instruments features all instruments used for the testing of physical parameters (like for example hardness, disintegration time or friability) of solid dosage forms as well as of powders and granules.


  • All Pharma Test instruments are fully compliant to relevant Pharmacopeia
  • All instruments feature GMP compliant stainless steel housings
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