By Sandra Conway
The oral administration of drugs in tablet or capsule form is still the most common practice for taking medicines today and oral solids accounts for a large proportion of drugs in the development pipeline. Most oral solid formulations are designed to release the drug immediately after swallowing for rapid absorption into the bloodstream. However, some products have been developed to release the drug in a specific way following ingestion and provide a “controlled-release” of the drug products. In this article, Sandra Conway, Technical Lead at Pfizer CentreOne discusses some of the drug development technologies that provide a more specialized approach to oral dose delivery.