Equipment and Processing Report, Nov 12, 2008 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Nov 12, 2008
Production Lines
A Propitious Period for PAT?
By Erik Greb
PAT may reduce costs by helping companies control process variability, improve yields, reduce waste, and produce high-quality therapies consistently. Companies that have not yet embraced PAT may find its potential to reduce expenses a compelling argument in its favor during this time of financial difficulty.
In the Mixer
Quality Is in the Eye of the Inspection System
By Jon Donovan
Until recently, automated inspection of solid-dose pharmaceuticals was crude, expensive, slow, and difficult to change over. But technological advances have ushered in a new class of vision-inspection systems that is more effective and more commercially viable than older systems.
Editor's Picks
November 2008 Editor's Picks: Products from ResistoPure and Millipore
By Erik Greb
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the November 2008 edition from ResistoPure and Millipore.

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