Pharmaceutical Technology-11-02-2001

Pharmaceutical Technology

Tablet Relaxation and Physiocomechanical Stability of Lactose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, and Dibasic Calcuim Phosphate

November 02, 2001

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The authors discuss the physiocomechanical characteristics of three commonly used pharmaceutical excipients and describe the effects of variables on their physiocomechanical stability.

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Qualification of Network Components and Validation of Networked Systems, Part II

November 02, 2001

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In Part II of this article, the authors discuss the types of specifications and the installation, testing, contingency planning, documentation, and implementation of required validation for networks.

Truth in Outsourcing

November 02, 2001

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Contract service providers and clients alike must be realistic and forthcoming about their expectations to accomplish a truthful outsourcing partnership.

Manufacturers Face Challenges and Regulatory Changes

November 02, 2001

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Threats of bioterrorism generate new reulatory policies to protect the public against biological warfare.

One-Step Aqueous Enteric Coating Systems: Scale-Up Evaluation

November 02, 2001

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Poly(vinyl acetate) phthalate-based and acrylic-based enteric coating systems are evaluated for their performance on acetylsalicylic acid tablets in areas such as acid resistance and coated-tablet stability.

Filter Integrity Testing in Liquid Applications, Revisited Part II

November 02, 2001

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In the concluding part of this article, the authors address diffusive-airflow imprecisions and measurements as well as automated integrity-test equipment, variations in bubble-point measurements, and the identification of a "sterilizing" filter.

Outsourcing Outlook

November 02, 2001

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The 2001 POMA Sourcing Survey declares 2001 a good year for drug development and manufacturing outsourcing.