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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Outsourcing Solid Dose Manufacturing Trends In 2014
    Outsourcing Solid Dose Manufacturing Trends In 2014

    In 2014, the contract manufacturing market for solid dosage forms is anticipated to be $19.6B, representing 58% of the total CMO market value of $33.7B. While the market value percentage for solid dose has been drifting downward — likely related to the shift towards biologics, which are more expensive to develop and manufacture — the propensity to outsource oral solid dosage forms continues to grow modestly.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • 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.

  • Medication Errors -- A Threat To Patient Safety: Mitigating Errors With Tablet Appearance
    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
    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
    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

  • QC Testing: Quality Control Methods That Make A Difference
    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.

  • Ribbon Blenders: A Best Practices Guide
    Ribbon Blenders: A Best Practices Guide

    This white paper presents some basic best practices for efficient processing in a Ribbon Blender. The ideas discussed here are recommendations based on practical and technical experience gained by Ross over several decades as a leading supplier of Ribbon Blenders to the process industries worldwide.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Smart VacPrep™: Gas Adsorption Sample Preparation Device

Smart VacPrep™: Gas Adsorption Sample Preparation Device

The new Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port system that utilizes vacuum to prepare samples by heating and evacuation. Each of the ports may be operated independently. Samples may be added or removed from degas ports without disturbing the treatment of other samples undergoing preparation. Degassing automatically terminates when the samples have completed all programmed steps.

3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer

3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer

Micromeritics 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-performance physisorption, mesopore, micropore, and chemisorption analyses with superior accuracy, resolution, and data reduction. Each analysis station is upgradeable from mesopore to micropore with the option of designating one station for chemisorption analyses. All analysis stations can be configured for krypton analysis of low surface area materials. Vapor sorption capability is standard. A single 3Flex with its minimal footprint and three configurable analysis stations eliminates costly investment in multiple instruments and additional bench space. The 3Flex is ideally suited for the characterization of MOFs, zeolites, activated carbons, adsorbents, and a wide variety of porous and non-porous materials.

Used Primus Sterilizer

Used Primus Sterilizer

One (1) used Prumus sterilizer, model PP364260, stainless steel contact surfaces, 36" x 42" x 60" long chamber, pass thru dual door design, rated 45 psi at 300 f internal, jacketed for 45 psi at 300 f, serial# 15295, national board# 195, new 1995.

Used TK Fielder High-Shear Granulating Mixer

Used TK Fielder High-Shear Granulating Mixer

One (1) used TK Fielder high shear granulating mixer, model PMA 150, stainless steel construction, 150 liter bowl, jacketed from 2 bar, 0-250 rpm main mixing blade with motor, 1800-3600 high speed chopper with motor, mounted in stainless steel cabinet with controls, serial# 01006, new 2001.

Used GEA Niro Soavi Homogenizer

Used GEA Niro Soavi Homogenizer

One (1) used Niro Soavi homogenizer, type NS5160HA, stainless steel contact surfaces, 100 MPa (14,500 PSI) @ 4000 cubed decimeters/hour (1057 GPH) two stage with hydraulically activated control with 1 HP 230/460 volt pump on base with 200 HP 460 volt motor with controls, serial# 4047, new 2000.

Gravimetric Feeder for Powders: PureFeedĀ® D

Gravimetric Feeder for Powders: PureFeedĀ® D

PureFeed® D is particularly well suited to continuous, gravimetric feeding of tiny volumes of powder with manual refills.

Used Fluid Air Fluid Bed Dryer

Used Fluid Air Fluid Bed Dryer

One (1) used Fluid Air Magnaflo Fluid Bed Dryer, Model 10BR20P. Unit designed for both top spray granulation and bottom Wurster coating.

Used 10 Cu Ft Patterson Kelley Twin Shell Blender

Used 10 Cu Ft Patterson Kelley Twin Shell Blender

One (1) used 10 cu ft Patterson Kelley twin shell blender, stainless steel construction, rated 75#/ cu ft max material density, standard feed ports with covers, 8" outlet, on stands with shell drive, serial# 139291

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