Contract Manufacturing In China
The outsourcing of pharmaceutical manufacturing is growing most rapidly in Asia. Recently, PriceWaterhouseCoopers named China as the most attractive Asian country for outsourcing. At present, more than 100 drug manufacturing sites in China are manufacturing API or finished products for approved branded and generic drugs. By Oliver Mueller & Clifford Mintz, PhD
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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.
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.
Custom Powder Systems Announces Dramatic Yield Increase Through Use Of Anti-Segregation Technologies
A unique solution improves yields from less than 75% to over 98%.
Blender Type Comparison: Pedestal Blender (PB) vs. Column Blender (CB)
A pedestal blender is a single purpose machine that can only blend. A column blender has the additional capability a lifting axis and slew (placing) axis that offers the additional capabilities.
How To Benchmark Powder Flow Behavior
Unfortunately, there are many variables that affect a powder’s formulation. Consequently, the flow behavior cannot be guaranteed from formulation alone.
How Much Flow Aid Does My Powder Need?
Powder handling and processing in gravity feed systems have one basic requirement: Knowledge of your powder’s flow properties. Too often, this simple requirement is lacking, thereby causing manufacturing downtime due to jamming of feeder systems, arching, and rat-holing. To solve or minimize these types of issues, flow aids are often used. However, a determination of how much (or how little) to use is the challenge.