Yield, Creep And Recovery - Why Are They Important?
Material flow behavior may include the phenomenon called “creep” which applies to various liquids and semi-solids, like gels and lotions that continue to move slightly even after placement on the skin. R&D’s intent when formulating the substance is to minimize movement because the medicinal effect is best accomplished by keeping the material in the original position where it is applied. By Robert G. McGregor, General Manager – Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders into liquid more efficiently.
When Powders Fail To Flow
There are many traditional measurement methods for characterizing the “flowability” of powders: angle of repose, flow cup, tap test. Practitioners know that the information may not be useful some of the time, but experience helps to separate the meaningful test results from those that may be suspect.
Robolux Valves And ELEMENT Control Heads: A Combination To Facilitate The Next-Generation Of Plants
Maintaining sterile process conditions is a vital but daunting task for manufacturers. Separation processes like filtration and chromatography place considerable demands on sterile systems and must be done properly to ensure the purity of media.
Medication Errors -- A Threat To Patient Safety: Mitigating Errors With Tablet Appearance
Medical prescription drug errors by doctors, pharmacists and patients account for 1.5 million incidences of sickness, injuries or deaths in the U.S. each year. By Jay Anbil and Steve Yoder
Film Coating For Pediatric Oral Solid Dosage Forms
From a recent survey conducted within the pharmaceutical industry, by Colorcon, it was confirmed that oral solid dosage forms are a preferred choice for formulation of pediatric medicines.
Dry Granulation And Its Application In Dietary Supplements Manufacturing
The dietary supplement label contains information about the product, like its intended use, direction for use, safety information, and, in addition, it fully, clearly and accurately discloses each ingredient contained in the supplement. Therefore, it should be of importance for consumers to judge the quality of the dietary supplement but based on the label it is difficult to determine the performance, benefits and features like containing the proper amount of ingredients in such a way that their absorption and corresponding efficacy are guaranteed. The grade of quality depends on the production process, which involves the quality control of the manufacturer, the suppliers and other involved parties. By Martin Purpura