Pharmaceutical Technology-09-01-2004

Pharmaceutical Technology

September 01, 2004

The author describes the efforts of the standards committees to establish guidelines for PAT implementation and the impact of the guidelines on the industry.

A novel probe design can reduce the powder-sample density variance such that moisture and solvent levels can be accurately modeled and predicted in process.

FDA recently approved the first PAT applications for the introduction of rapid microbial testing of drug products and pharmaceutical-grade waters. Officials from FDA and GlaxoSmithKline worked together to ensure the appropriate scientific evaluation of the methods. Team members report on the successful validation approach and identify technical issues to be considered for the future.