Pharmaceutical Technology-03-02-2003

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Pharmaceutical Technology

March 02, 2003

Clarification processes are critical steps in production of biological products because they directly affect yield, product consistency, and reproducibility.

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Pharmaceutical Technology

March 02, 2003

Concerns about the safety and efficacy of dietary and herbal products are generating manufacturing requirements and analytical standards for ingredients.

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Pharmaceutical Technology

March 02, 2003

The recently issued FDA concept paper about aseptic processing shows how the current guidelines could be expanded and makes recommendations for alternatives to traditional cleanroom installations such as isolator-equipped aseptic filling lines and blow?fill?seal equipment.

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Pharmaceutical Technology

March 02, 2003

CROs and CMOs project strong business operation in 2003, and contract sterile manufacturing companies invest millions to increase capacity.

As parenteral drug delivery becomes more complex and sophisticated, excipients that can facilitate drug (or gene) delivery to specific therapeutic targets will be required. An overwhelming majority of these excipients are derived from natural sources.

In the Field
Pharmaceutical Technology

March 02, 2003

Pharmaceutical science & technology news.

Binder properties of mucilage of starches extracted from breadfruit and cocoyam were investigated in paracetamol tablet formulations using tablet physical properties, disintegration times, and dissolution rates as assessment parameters.