Material Handling Featured Articles

  1. Ensuring The Efficacy Of Probiotic Products
    10/29/2019

    There is growing interest among consumers in verifying that the dietary supplements they take are safe and efficacious. The concern over whether consumers are getting the product as it is described on the label is rooted in one vital and transformative fact: probiotics are living organisms that are highly sensitive to humidity and oxygen. In the absence of proper handling and packaging, the efficacy of probiotic products can be compromised at any point of the packaging, storage and transportation process, inversely impacting shelf life and product viability and efficacy for the consumer.

  2. 10 Worst Containment Engineering Mistakes
    3/27/2019

    Engineering is a process to develop a design to solve a problem. In the world of containment engineering, careful premeditation is important to the completion of a successful engineering project.

  3. What Dosage Form Provides A Release Drug Control Rate?
    3/22/2019

    Whether your goal is to increase patient compliance, improve clinical outcomes, or to extend a product’s lifecycle, modified-release dosage forms present a solution to myriad challenges. 

  4. Selecting The Best Pharmaceutical Mixing Equipment For Your Operations
    3/21/2019

    Finding the right mixing equipment isn’t as simple as selecting an item from a menu. This article is a guide to considerations when choosing pharmaceutical mixing equipment and vendors for a facility.

  5. Reducing Risks In Tablet Presses And Tooling With Effective Cleaning
    3/19/2019

    With properly cleaned and maintained tooling, tablet manufacturers can expect the highest quality of tablets and a longer production life from their tooling. 

  6. 3D Printing In The Pharmaceutical Industry: Where Does It Currently Stand?
    12/21/2018

    In 2015, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals produced the first tablet manufactured through 3D printing to be approved by the FDA. Now, with applications in controlled release, short-run medicines, and even the potential for on-site printing at pharmacies, 3D printing technology has the ability to transform the pharmaceutical industry.

  7. How To Reduce Tablet Manufacturing Costs Without Losing Quality
    10/22/2018

    Creating and following proper inspection, cleaning, lubrication, handling, and storage procedures provide tooling integrity and ensure the consistent and efficient manufacturing of tablets.

  8. Tackling Powder Flow Problems By Choosing The Right Equipment
    10/16/2018

    Identifying the source of product flow problems and correcting them with the right piece of equipment will result in more efficient and quality manufacturing.

  9. Key Factors For Powder Flow In Tablet Production
    8/29/2018

    How conducting studies on a formulation during R&D and scale-up can help identify and solve potential powder flow issues before moving into commercial production.

  10. Important Considerations To Remove Dust In Tableting Operations
    8/20/2018

    How weak suction, length of conveyor path and other items can lead to equipment malfunctions or poor packaging results.