Equipment and Processing Report, Mar 21, 2012 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Mar 21, 2012
Production Lines
Modular Factory Concept Gains Traction
By Jennifer Markarian
Modular factory concepts, which take flexible manufacturing to the next level, are beginning to take hold in the biopharmaceutical industry.
In the Mixer
Container Design Meets Powder Handling Needs for Single-Use Mixing Systems
By Sue Walker , John Saragosa
Powder-container design affects discharge rate, cleanability, and powder flow. Flow problems, such as ratholing, arching, and erratic flow, can be eliminated with appropriate container geometry.
Troubleshooting
Reducing Waste in Tablet Coating
In our tablet coating process, we are losing up to 15% of our coating solution in each processing run. What can we do to prevent this problem in order to reduce waste and increase our cost efficiency?
Editor's Picks
March 2012 Editor's Picks: Products from EMD Millipore and Powder Systems
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment and Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the March 2012 edition from EMD Millipore, ARTMiS, and Powder Systems.

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