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This Month’s Focus: Excipients & Formulation

Effervescent technology for today’s pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements

Effervescence is an underused formulation approach that offers functional and consumer advantages over conventional products. While the basic chemistry and process technology isn’t new, their complexity requires special formulation and manufacturing techniques. Here are the important factors to consider.

Properties of mucoadhesive polymers and their use in tablets and other dosage forms

This article describes how several specialty polymers are used to formulate swallowable (peroral), buccal, and sublingual tablets, as well as topicals, suspensions, solutions, and mucoadhesive products.

Improving the bioavailability APIs for delivery in oral solid dosage forms

Good aqueous solubility is a key consideration to obtaining a bioavailable product. This article summarizes some of the techniques used to improve solubility and/or absorption. They include modifying the chemical structure, changing the physical form, reducing the particle size, and using fit-for-purpose excipients.

General Features

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: How to boost ingredient quality and promote its value to customers

When it comes to nutraceutical ingredients, quality is one of the most scrutinized characteristics and it’s often referenced in a product’s marketing materials. While inspection can help you verify quality, suppliers must take many other steps to build quality into the product. This article explains one supplier’s approach and how companies can use quality to market their products.

Tips for taking samples from blended batches

You take samples during batch blending to determine whether the batch is blended properly to meet your customer’s specifications or the requirements of a downstream process. This article discusses sample size, frequency and methods.

Back Page: Options for conducting elemental impurities testing

You must test at concentrations that depend on the permissible daily exposure (PDE) based on the route of administration and daily dose.

September Content

The evolution of tablet presses: Better operation, changeover, and maintenance

Tablet press paddle feeders: How they affect powder flow

Liquid capsule filling

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tabletting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

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Special Sections
Capsule Filling
1. Granulation & Drying
2. Dissolution Testing
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters/Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tabletting
1. Particle Size: Reduction, Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
Liquid Capsule Filling
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

Buyers Guide
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