EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Solvent-Less Film Coatings: New Ethylcellulose Grade Enables Rapid Dry Powder Coating
Nick Grasman and Paula Garcia Todd, MS, present ETHOCEL HP as an innovative new product that helps customers increase productivity while still maintaining the advantages of Dow manufactured ETHOCEL, such as tight viscosity, narrow ethoxyl distribution, and reduced fiber content.
Ronak Savla, PhD, PharmD, and Jeffrey E. Browne, PhD, indicate formulation screening, development, scale-up, and commercial manufacture of LBDDSs require considerable expertise, and choosing an outsourcing partner with experience and a proven track record is critical.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Excipients: Manufacturers Look to Co-Processing as a Way of Improving Functionality
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reports how leading excipient manufacturers are overcoming their own R&D challenges to deliver innovative excipients that address problems associated with both large and small molecules.
ALBUMIN MARKET – Global Human Albumin Market: Extra Revenues to Come Through Non-Therapeutic Applications
Aish Vivekanandan, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, reports that human albumin is widely considered as a plasma replacement or expander for therapeutic purposes. However, for over a decade, the healthcare industry has been exploring the use of human albumin as a non-therapeutic substance/excipient for commercial settings.
ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS – Advanced Drug Delivery for Repositioning Promethazine for Improved Application & Patient Outcomes
Srinivas Tipparaju, PhD, Anastasia Groshev, Danielle Dantuma, et al designed and characterized a formulation of ODTs at three different compression settings to determine the effective formulation for manufacturing rapid-release ODT promethazine tablets.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Overcoming Early Phase Development Challenges & Optimizing Formulations With a Minimal Amount of API
ABSTRACT Softgel is a proven and effective delivery technology for poorly soluble drugs and can incorporate a wide range of fill formulations to optimize the…
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several excipient manufacturers who share their insights about the role excipients play in formulating and manufacturing drugs for improved bioavailability, solubility, and delivery.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Croda: Understanding & Addressing the Purity Needs of the Pharmaceutical Market
Dr. Andrew Kaziska, Health Care Applications Manager at Croda Inc, discusses his company’s Super Refining technology and the benefits of excipient purity in drug formulations.
Oksana Tsinman, Konstantin Tsinman, PhD, and Shaukat Ali, PhD, describe the application of a hydrophilic polymeric solubilizer in solid dispersions of a model drug carbamazepine. The scope of this study is limited to understanding of hydrophilic polymers and their behaviors on amorphous dispersions.
EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Elution of Dexamethasone Acetate Into Buffered Saline Solution Through a Silicone Elastomer Using Excipients
Brian Reilly, Mustafa Al-Azzam, and Robert Kivlin measure the elution rate of DMA from a cured silicone matrix into a physiological environment with the goal of understanding the influence of load level and the use of excipients in DMA delivery through a cured silicone matrix.
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William Small, PhD, and Arsalan Khan say drug degradation can have toxicological effects in many instances, and it is imperative that this mechanism be minimized as much as possible. The best solution to this is to ensure that appropriate ingredients, both high in quality and purity, are chosen and used throughout the entire drug product lifecycle.
Ashland recently announced the launch of three new pharmaceutical solutions, Plasdone S630 Ultra, Benecel XR and XRF, and Viatel bioresorbable polymers. Ashland is expanding its portfolio to meet formulators’ growing needs….
White Paper: Control of Beta-Glucans & Endotoxin in High Purity Sucrose for Biopharmaceutical Applications
This white paper discusses a Quality by Design (QbD) scenario that allows end users to rationally select the well characterized excipients during biopharmaceutical development and develop a control strategy for biologic drug products.
Developing ODTs is a worldwide trend. In recent years, new excipients and excipient blends have enabled manufacturers to produce ODTs using conventional equipment, ie, blenders and tablet presses. One such product is GRANFILLER-D………
Noramco and SPI Pharma recently announced they have completed work on an excipient compatibility study examining a range of options for the development of….