Excipients are the hidden champions of drug development-no API works consistently without the right excipient. Pharmaceutical excipients, however, require stringent quality management. This article discusses how the supplier of pharmaceutical raw materials should take a central role in ensuring excipient quality.
A Q&A with Joe Cascone, director of potent pharmaceutical development at Metrics, moderated by Patricia Van Arnum. Discussion of the key considerations made in facility design, equipment selection, and operations to achieve desired levels of containment.