Pharmaceutical Technology-05-01-2008

Pharmaceutical Technology

Developments in Scanning Electron Microscopy for Tablet and Granule Characterization

May 01, 2008

Articles

2008 Supplement

2

Recent advances in SEM, particularly the incorporation of automation and software, have made simpler, lower-end SEM instruments easy to operate and have improved the capabilities of larger, sophisticated instruments.

Powder Characterization for Formulation and Processing

May 01, 2008

Articles

2008 Supplement

2

The current trend within the pharmaceutical industry toward more efficient development, manufacturing, and specification is fueling demand for analytical tools that provide highly relevant information. Effective powder characterization has a valuable role to play.

Developments in Tooling Inspections and Technology

May 01, 2008

Articles

2008 Supplement

2

Inspecting punches and dies can be time-consuming and costly for tablet manufacturers. Advances in technology, however, have greatly improved in-process inspections. The author examines improvements in equipment and computer software for in-process tool inspections.

Improving Tablet Quality with Compression to Equal Force Technology

May 01, 2008

Articles

2008 Supplement

2

Traditional tablet presses do not measure tablets' tensile strength, yet this characteristic strongly influences tablet quality. The author describes a compression technique that accounts for tensile strength and produces tablets with consistent weight and disintegration time.