Automated Efficiency – Making Pharmaceuticals More Energy-efficient with Industrial Automation

Oct 29, 2015

Iconic imagery of smoke-bellowing chimneys silhouetted against illuminated skies is a traditional way of illustrating the Industrial Revolution as an idyllic era of industrial pride. Back then, health and safety were non-existent and ‘climate change’ meant nothing more than the changing of the seasons. This industrial era brought a lot of change – not only did it mark a turning point for global industry, but also meant the beginning of a dramatic change in the way humans impact the environment. Jonathan Wilkins of European Automation discusses automated efficiency. ...

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Tooling Design – How Tooling Options Can Benefit Different Types of Pharmaceutical Formulations during Tablet Compression

Oct 29, 2015

It can be a labour of love to get a tablet to market. With time and monetary investments made throughout the process from research to development and scale-up, one of the most challenging steps in the process can be the actual manufacture of the product. Issues range from tablet quality to equipment malfunction – all of which can result in downtime and delayed market deployment. Kevin Queensen and Bill Turner at Natoli explain how tooling options can benefit different types of pharmaceutical formulations during tablet compression. ...

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Better Ways to Handle Tablets Using IBCs

Oct 29, 2015

It is common to find intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) being used for handling powders and granules in solid dosage manufacturing processes, from initial dispensing through to tablet compression or capsule filling. The benefits of using IBCs for efficient and flexible materials handling at this stage of the process are widely appreciated and applied in modern facilities. Shaun Baker at Matcon Limited reflects on better ways to handle tablets using IBCs ...

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Pharmacopoeial Comparison of In-process & Finished Product Quality Control Tests for Parenterals: IP, BP & USP

Oct 29, 2015

The present study deals with a brief overview of the comparative study of quality requirements for in-process and finished products quality control tests of the Indian Pharmacopeia (IP), British Pharmacopeia (BP) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for some conventional dosage forms. The concept of total quality control test refers to the process of striving to produce a quality product by a series of measures, requiring an organised effort in order to eliminate errors at every stage in the production. Shilpi Khattri, Balamuralidhara V. and T.M. Pramod Kumar, of JSS College of Pharmacy, explain. ...

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