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QC Testing: Quality Control Methods That Make A Difference
By Robert McGregor, Global Marketing and High End Product Manager, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
How do you bring consistency to QC testing? Pharmaceutical products that meet manufacturability criteria and provide high level consumer satisfaction undergo a battery of tests before being distributed to the consumer. Using affordable instrumentation to perform QC tests, which certify that tablets, capsules, elixirs, ointments, etc. have the right physical properties, is essential for today’s successful business.
Viscosity Flow Curve Tells All
Characterizing any material for flow behavior involves testing it over a range of shear rates relevant to how it is processed in manufacturing or how it is used by the consumer. Ointments, for example, are used to coat human body parts like skin, lips, finger/toe nails, hair, eyeballs, etc. The coating action is such that the medicinal mixture, once applied to the surface of the object, spreads as it is rubbed into place. Therefore, a relevant viscosity test would employ shear rates that mimic this type of spreading action.
Risk Mitigation With Pouch Packaging Inspection
A major pharmaceutical company in North America with manufacturing in the US, Canada and abroad had a problem, which was not unique to them.
Sanico Boosts Tablet Inspection To 100%
Pharmaceutical contract manufacturer, Sanico NV, has increased tablet inspection at its Turnhout facility in Belgium to 100%.
Why Filler Feed Back Is Important For Checkweighers
The Filler Feed Back control on a checkweigher is crucial for several applications. It allows you to automatically control the filler to adjust the weight of the product by sending an up/down signal to the filler, slicer, cutter, or dosing device for additional expensive component.
Rupture Test: A Quick and Easy Way to Avoid Soft Gel Capsule Failure
When soft gel capsules rupture during production, packaging or subsequent handling, the damage is oftentimes more extensive than just the single capsule that fails. When consumed by patients, if the active ingredients in soft gel capsules fail to escape as designed at the appropriate time (by rupture, dissolution, or melting), then the product is a failure. Both types of problems are due to non-conforming capsule film strength. How can you predict these types of problems before they occur? Performing a simple rupture test is the quickest way to avoid these potential disasters.
By Eric Chiang, Product Manager, Brookfield