Equipment and Processing Report, Oct 19, 2011 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Oct 19, 2011
Production Lines
Steps for Reducing Glass Delamination
By Erik Greb
Recent recalls have contributed to the pharmaceutical industry?s heightened awareness of glass delamination (i.e., the formation of glass flakes in a vial), which could affect drug quality and patient safety. To confront this growing problem effectively, drugmakers must understand its causes.
In the Mixer
Isolated Robotics: The Future of Aseptic Operations
By Christopher Procyshyn
The future, and increasingly the present, for aseptic operations is isolated robotics. Companies that wish to gain competitive advantages in their operations are stepping up and taking notice.
Troubleshooting
Scaling Up a Tableting Process
When I run a small production batch of a particular formulation with the same tablet press used to develop it, I get compressibility and disintegration issues. What am I doing wrong?
Editor's Picks
October 2011 Editor's Picks: Products from Edwards and Moyno
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the October 2011 edition from Edwards and Moyno.

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Eric Langerr Outsourcing Outlook Eric LangerTargeting Different Off-Shore Destinations
Cynthia Challener, PhD Ingredients Insider Cynthia ChallenerAsymmetric Synthesis Continues to Advance
Jill Wechsler Regulatory Watch Jill Wechsler Data Integrity Key to GMP Compliance
Sean Milmo European Regulatory WatchSean MilmoExtending the Scope of Pharmacovigilance Comes at a Price
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