Pharmaceutical Technology-03-01-2018

Pharmaceutical Technology

The performance of nanoparticles used as carriers in drug delivery is intimately linked to their physical properties. Nanoprecipitation is a common method for the preparation of drug-loaded polymer nanoparticles, but until recently, the reproducibility of the two primary dimensional descriptors-the average particle size and the breadth of the size distribution-has been a challenge due to the intrinsic variability of batch processes. Microfluidics-based flow techniques, however, reduce variation in drug-loaded polymer nanoparticle synthesis.

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Tableting instruments (i.e., compaction simulators) that simulate high-speed presses can be used in a quality-by-design (QbD) approach to perform in-depth material characterization and direct scale-up.

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The author discusses the advantages of high-throughput screening of drug formulation excipients by a fully automated Tecan-robotic system.

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Integration of formulation development, real-time adaptive GMP manufacturing, and clinical testing using a consumer preference panel can save time and cost in performing taste-masking assessments.

The authors discuss expectations of regulators on the selection of drug substance regulatory starting materials (RSM) and the justification of their designation in the pharmaceutical supply chain, the scope of the RSMs' presentation required in regulatory filings, and how to mitigate and prepare for "push backs" in the event of a major objection to the sponsor's RSM designation.

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Can an Irish analytics company and its CEO bring pharma closer to 21st-century practice?

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