Equipment and Processing Report, Apr 19, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Apr 19, 2010
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Is Hot Melt Extrusion an Untapped Resource?
By Erik Greb
If you’ve worked in the drug industry for a while, chances are good that you remember Pfizer’s Rezulin, which was produced through hot melt extrusion (HME). If you work for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, it’s likely that your company owns a twin-screw extruder. Yet HME has not been a common way of manufacturing drugs, and many industry employees don’t understand the principles of HME or the advantages that the technique offers.
In the Mixer
Using Existing Software to Track and Reduce Utility Use
By Randy Tatlock
The green movement promises to make life-sciences manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly.
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April 2010 Editor's Picks: Products from Camfil Farr and K-Tron
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the April 2010 edition from Camfil Farr and K-Tron.


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