Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Contract Instrument Assembly Technician

TeraView is the world leader in the design, manufacture and applications of terahertz products. The company is based in Cambridge UK with a global client base and has a growing, highly-skilled workforce. TeraView is now looking for a skilled Contract Instrument Assembly Technician to join our manufacturing team to undertake the manufacture of our world leading terahertz imaging and spectroscopy instruments.
Working in our clean modern manufacturing cells you will undertake the following:
Main Tasks:
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Optical assembly of terahertz imaging and spectroscopy instruments
  • Build assemble and test using work instructions, drawings and verbal instructions
  • Assist in ordering of parts and stock management 
  • Ensure the company's high product quality standards are consistently achieved, within a strict  ISO9001 quality environment.

Required Experience & Skills:
  • Experience of working within a modern manufacturing environment.
  • Good knowledge of soldering and manufacturing of wiring assemblies 
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 quality standard environment
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of workmanship with an eye for detail
  • Confidence to work with large and small parts to a high level of accuracy                                           
  • Ability to demonstrate accurate literacy and numerical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communicating well at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to tight deadlines
  • High degree of initiative - able to operate productively alone and as part of a team
  • PC literate, with a minimum basic knowledge Microsoft Excel and Word

To apply please send your CV together with a covering letter which should give examples of where and how you have applied your skills in previous working environments.   The letter should also highlight your philosophy to work and how your skills could be used within TeraView and give examples of where you have worked within teams.   
 Your application with letter should be sent to recruitment@teraview.com 
TeraView Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer
No Agencies Please

Thursday, 20 September 2012

A comparison of quality control methods for active coating processes

International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Available online 16 September 2012

  • a Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, University of Düsseldorf, Universitätsstrasse 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • b Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3RA, United Kingdom
  • c Global Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development, Bayer Pharma AG, Müllerstrasse 178, 13353 Berlin, Germany


Terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI) is a recent and nondestructive technique to quantify coating thickness of pharmaceutical tablet film coatings. In this study, TPI is used for the first time to quantify the progress of an active coating process. The dosage form consisted of a push-pull osmotic system comprising a two-layer tablet core with a functional film coating and a laser drilled hole. On top of this system an active coating was applied. The coating thickness data acquired by TPI and optical microscopy was compared to the quantification of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) via HPLC. Good correlation of TPI and HPLC data was shown for coating thicknesses up to 500 μm. Due to the special structure of the dosage form, the TPI detection limit of 38 μm layer thickness was circumvented by analysing the coating thickness of active coating and functional subcoat in one. Therefore it was possible to monitor the active coating process from the very beginning of the process. Optical microscopy was no suitable reference technique for TPI thickness measurements. The active coating showed deformation artefacts during sample preparation, which biased the subsequent thickness measurements.

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for more information about TeraView is http://www.teraview.com/applications/index.html

Monday, 17 September 2012


20 September 2012
 Biocity, Nottingham
 12.00pm - 16.15pm
During this seminar you will hear from experts in the East Midlands and beyond on the continually developing area of ‘Multi-Modal Medical Imaging and Custom Made Medical Devices’.
Medilink East Midlands is organising this event with Attenborough Dental based in Nottingham, a dental care services company who have been trading for almost 100 years.
The event will commence with lunch and an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals; followed by presentations from the University of Nottingham, Cavendish Imaging, TeraView Ltd and the Maxillofacial Unit within the University Hospitals Nottingham Trust.  
12.00    Registraion & Lunch
13.00    Welcome & Introduction - Ed Attendborough, Attenborough Dental
13.05    Overview of the Challengnes - Donal McNally, University of Nottingham
13.15    Use of CT for Dental and Maxillo Facial Surgery Planning - Andrew Dawood, Cavendish Imaging
13.45    Dental & Medical Applications of Terahertz - Ian Grundy, TeraView Ltd
 14.15    Refreshment Break
 14.30    The use of 3D modelling and applications in maxillofacial reconstruction - Andrew Sidebottom & Jason Watson, Maxillofacial Unit UHN
 15.00    Presentation title tbc - Sylvie Bothorel, Carestream
 15.30    Presentation title tbc - Dr Oluyori Adegun, Queen Mary University of London
 16.00    Summary - Donal McNally, University of Nottingham
 16.15    Close

Member Cost - £45 + VAT
Non-Member Cost - £80 + VAT

For more information and to book your place please CLICK HERE

Sunday, 16 September 2012

TeraHertz: New opportunities for industry

Formation Continue UNIL-EPFL logo

3 Day Course on How the TeraHertz revolution impacts your business

February 11-13, 2013; UNIL-EPFL campus, Lausanne, Switzerland
Objectives of the course:
  • Learn about the latest TeraHertz technologies and their market potential
  • Discover examples of TeraHertz applications and the corresponding industrial opportunities
  • Network with specialists in this emerging field
For more information please download the course brochure.
If you would like to pre-arrange a meeting, please e-mail Dr. Philip Taday.