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Meeting Solubility Challenges
By Patricia Van Arnum
Pharmaceutical companies, equipment providers, contract-service providers, and excipient manufacturers apply various approaches for improving solubility. The article examines some recent developments.
Advances in Taste-masking
By Patricia Van Arnum
Taste-masking is an important consideration to ensure patient compliance.
Powder Testing Techniques for Tablet Manufacture
By Tim Freeman , Jamie Clayton
This article considers the different conditions to which the powder is subjected in the tableting process, and discusses which powder properties should be measured to accurately reflect likely powder behavior in the process.
Advancing Unit Operations for Continuous Processing in Solid-Dosage Manufacturing
By Patricia Van Arnum
The article examines some recent developments for this process step and for continuous manufacturing overall.
Multilayer Tablets: Key Challenges and Trends
Experts in solid dosage discuss the formulation and manufacture of multilayer tablets.
Physical-Chemical Identifiers: A Q&A with FDA on the Final Guidance
By Angie Drakulich
FDA answers key questions about the October 2011 guidance on using physical–chemical identifiers in solid oral dosage products to help prevent and avoid counterfeiting.
The American National Standard for Excipient GMP
By Irwin Silverstein, PhD
The author reviews significant changes to GMP for excipients in the forthcoming American National Standard, including a risk-based approach to excipient manufacture, why new requirements were proposed, and their potential impact to excipient manufacturers.
Standardized Excipient GMP
By Dale Carter
This article provides guidance for industry on how to comply with the pending American National Standard on excipient GMP, with a focus on risk assessment.

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