By Adam Covitt, Vice President, Federal Equipment Company
Acquiring pharmaceutical processing equipment and successfully integrating it into operations is not as straightforward as it may seem. Whether used or new, everything is up for consideration and evaluation: vendor, type, specifications, performance, reliability, capability, service life, price, and importantly, availability. Oral solid dose (OSD) manufacturing, especially at commercial scale, is particularly dependent on the operational efficiency of a familiar but increasingly complex train of processing equipment to mass produce tablets and capsules. More than ever, the success of a particular OSD product rests on operational excellence and the ability to deliver high-performing, variation-free process.