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Equipment and Processing Report, May 18, 2011
Production Lines
Do Particulate-Inspection Methods Need Scrutiny?
By Erik Greb
Recent recalls, including that of American Regent?s caffeine and sodium benzoate injection on May 5, 2011, highlight the importance of particulate inspection, and they might lead observers to ask whether current inspection methods are sufficiently effective.
In the Mixer
Manual and Automated Filling of Powder in Capsules for Clinical Trials
By Colin Lorimer
Filling active ingredients directly into capsules is probably the quickest option for entering clinical trials. This case study compares manual and automated methods of capsule filling.
Troubleshooting
Finding the Right Balance
How do you assign a minimum sample weight for a US Pharmacopeia <41> balance application when the tested repeatability gives a standard deviation of zero?
Editor's Picks
May 2011 Editor's Picks: Products from David Round Company and Globe Medical Tech
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the May 2011 edition from David Round Company and Globe Medical Tech.

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