Equipment and Processing Report, Feb 16, 2011 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Feb 16, 2011
Production Lines
Manufacturers Recalibrate Microbial Control for Nonsterile Drugs
By Erik Greb
Developments during the past several years have led many industry professionals to question whether nonsterile dosage forms are being produced in a state of control.
In the Mixer
A High-Containment Isolation System for Micronizing Jet Milling
By John Hargreaves
A major pharmaceutical micronizing company consulted Telstar when it needed a mobile, high-containment isolation system suitable for housing 4-, 8-, 12-, or 15-in. micronizing jet-mill systems during the loading, milling, and offloading processes.
Troubleshooting
Invisible Particulate
My drug failed a light-obscuration test, but after I filtered the drug for microscopic particle counting, I couldn?t see any significant particulate on the filter. What might have caused the failure, and why is it not visible?
Editor's Picks
February 2011 Editor's Picks: Products from Alfa Laval and GE Healthcare
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the February 2011 edition from Alfa Laval and GE Healthcare.

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