By Robert Sedlock, Dr. Rahul Haware, Dr. Devang Patel, John Sturgis, Kerry Cruz
USP <1062> Tablet Characterization offers universal guidelines for standardized compression test procedures and use of terminology. Knowing how to use USP <1062> can help manufacturers manage the wide variety of factors that can exacerbate production costs, or result in no product at all.
Factors like powder flow, material characteristics, compression pressure, turret speed, etc. can affect the quality of the tablets and production run time. Having a data-driven process at the outset of your tableting journey, much like what USP Chapter <1062> provides to help create a data-driven process, can signal if your development efforts are heading in the right direction.