Best Practices

Aug 02, 2016
Pharmaceutical Technology
Conventional limit-setting techniques are not health-based and can make risk assessment more difficult.
Jun 03, 2016
Equipment and Processing Report
Preheating pinch valves prevents drift in the volume of liquid dispensed.
Apr 22, 2016
Highly potent or cytotoxic drugs require special handling
Apr 04, 2016
Consider the 3 Ps (product, process, and patient) when choosing a parenteral packaging material.
Apr 04, 2016
Non-destructive container closure integrity testing allows 100% inspection of all ampoules, syringes, vials, and cartridges.
Apr 04, 2016
PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management
Texture analyzers can be used to evaluate wall hardness and elasticity of softgel capsules.
Mar 17, 2016
Advanced electronic batch recording (EBR) manages workflows and recordkeeping for compliance and production efficiency.
Mar 14, 2016
Wear-resistant materials and coatings protect tablet punches and dies from abrasive formulations.
Mar 04, 2016
Dedusting equipment and techniques address problems associated with tablet manufacturing dust accumulation.
Feb 26, 2016
Preventive maintenance (PM) is something that pharmaceutical manufacturers should employ on a regular basis, though it remains somewhat alarming to see how many wait until they experience an “uh-oh” moment before acting. Tablet-press manufacturers can offer varying guideposts for the timing of such PM intervals, but there are some easy signals to remain cognizant of that should prompt proactive behavior. A few of these include odd noises, erratic tablet weights, and premature wear on contact parts such as cams and compression rolls. Today’s presses can produce tablets at an astounding rate, with extraordinary accuracy, but only when they are looked after in meticulous fashion. In this article, Matt Bundenthal of Fette Compacting America describes components of a PM program.
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