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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

  • Avoiding Capping Or Lamination During Tablet Production
    Avoiding Capping Or Lamination During Tablet Production

    Anyone who has experienced capping or lamination during tablet production knows the frustration that comes from trying to diagnose the issue. In this article, we discuss a possible cause and several solutions.

  • Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System
    Case Study: Bag Handling, Check Sieving, Weigh System

    In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semi-bulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums.

  • Novel Controlled Release Formulation For Orally Disintegrating Tablets Using Ion Exchange Resins
    Novel Controlled Release Formulation For Orally Disintegrating Tablets Using Ion Exchange Resins

    Oral disintegrating tablets (ODTs) are designed to disintegrate rapidly in the mouth upon contact with saliva (≤ 30 seconds) and allow oral drug delivery without chewing or a need for water. By Abhijit Gokhale and Praba Sundararajan, Pharmaceutical Development Services, Patheon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  • Viscometer vs. Rheometer: Which Is The Better Choice?
    Viscometer vs. Rheometer: Which Is The Better Choice?

    This is the type of query that comes in from customers to instrument manufacturers on a frequent basis. It may go somewhat like the following set of statements and questions.

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
    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.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Used 23 Station Manesty Tablet Press

Used 23 Station Manesty Tablet Press

One (1) used Manesty Beta press turret, 23 station, keyed upper punch guides, with turret dies screws, lower punch retainers and felt lubrication ring for lowers.

Used Fuji Paudal Pharma Fluid Bed Dryer

Used Fuji Paudal Pharma Fluid Bed Dryer

One (1) used Fuji Paudal fluid bed dryer, model MDB-400, stainless steel product contact surfaces, with heater and controls, serial# 21441, built 1992.

Used Pharma Drum Lift and Dumper

Used Pharma Drum Lift and Dumper

One (1) used Drum lifter/dumper, for 24" drum, hydraulically operated, 3/4 hp pump.

Used Riva Single Station Tablet Press

Used Riva Single Station Tablet Press

One (1) used Riva MiniPress tablet press, type MII, single station, 60 Kn compression pressure, 24 mm max tablet diameter, 18 mm max depth of fill, rated up to 6000 tablets/hour, 220 volt, serial# 074, built 11/2005.

VirTis BenchTop Pro Freeze Dryer with Omnitronics

VirTis BenchTop Pro Freeze Dryer with Omnitronics

The VirTis BenchTop Pro freeze dryers have been designed to meet the needs of the most demanding research laboratories. Each system can be configured to meet your present and future needs. Condenser refrigeration packages of -55°C, -75°C, -85°C and -105°C can meet the demands of both aqueous or aqueous-solvent based formulations.

Used Korsch 71 Station Tablet Press

Used Korsch 71 Station Tablet Press

One (1) used Korsch rotary tablet press, model XL800, 100 Kn main compression with 100 Kn pre-compression, 71 stations, "B" tooled, dual sided, 16 mm max tablet diameter, 18 mm max depth of fill with single layer, bi-layer capable with 16 mm max depth of fill, 10 mm max second layer depth of fill, speeds up to 766,800 tablets/hour single layer, 383,400 tablets/hour bi-layer, includes spare turret and control panel, serial# K1580006, built 2003.

Unused IMA Powder Filling System, MF400

Unused IMA Powder Filling System, MF400

One (1) Unused IMA aseptic microdoser powder filling line, model MF400, speeds up to 400 vials/minute depending on number of fill stations, currently set up with 2 filling stations, 20 - 32 mm vial diameter range, 40 - 75 mm vial height range, 20 mm stropper diameter with stopper bowl feeder, currently set up for 240 vials/minute at 1 grams doses and 60-80 vials/minute at 4 gram doses, unit mounted in isolator glovebox with external vacuum, machine# DH 1032, built 2014. Unit has had FAT and is unused.

Powder Blending Equipment for Food Manufacturing

Powder Blending Equipment for Food Manufacturing

Dry powder blending of pharmaceuticals is simplified with bin blending that reduces blend times and requires no between batch cleanup. Since products contact only the bin, the benefits of total product containment, immediate product changeover and zero blender cleaning are realized. Pharmaceutical bin blending also eliminates airborne and cross-contamination, product segregation and spillage risks.

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