EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Delivering Gastric-Resistant Functionality Via a Colorless Top Coat

Philip J. Butler and Thorsten Cech investigate the gastric-resistant functionality obtained by applying a clear, two-component MAE coating formulation onto a tablet sub-coated with a pigmented instant-release coating and investigate the impact of hydrophilic and lipophilic plasticizers on the film characteristics of MAE-based coating formulations.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Agere: Solubilization: Accessing Broader Chemistries by Integrating Fundamental Science With Automation for Greater Predictability

Drug Development Executive: Marshall Crew, President & CEO of Agere, discusses how the company is taking a different approach that leverages expertise, but relies heavily on the principles of physical chemistry to enable automation.