Pharmaceutical Technology, May 1, 2008 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Powder Characterization for Formulation and Processing
By Tim Freeman
The current trend within the pharmaceutical industry toward more efficient development, manufacturing, and specification is fueling demand for analytical tools that provide highly relevant information. Effective powder characterization has a valuable role to play.
Foam Granulation Technology Update and Future Applications
By Maribel Rios
Paul Sheskey of Dow Chemical provides an update on foam granulation technology.
A Risk-Based Approach to Product and Process Quality in Spray Drying
By Henrik Schwartzbach
Process designs and control strategies can be improved by adopting a risk-based approach to product quality. The author describes how this approach can be applied to spray-drying operations.
Improving Tablet Quality with Compression to Equal Force Technology
By Johan Van Evelghem
Traditional tablet presses do not measure tablets' tensile strength, yet this characteristic strongly influences tablet quality. The author describes a compression technique that accounts for tensile strength and produces tablets with consistent weight and disintegration time.
Developments in Tooling Inspections and Technology
By Robert Caruso
Inspecting punches and dies can be time-consuming and costly for tablet manufacturers. Advances in technology, however, have greatly improved in-process inspections. The author examines improvements in equipment and computer software for in-process tool inspections.
Developments in Scanning Electron Microscopy for Tablet and Granule Characterization
By Maribel Rios
Recent advances in SEM, particularly the incorporation of automation and software, have made simpler, lower-end SEM instruments easy to operate and have improved the capabilities of larger, sophisticated instruments.

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