List view / Grid view

Articles

 

A continuous and controlled pharmaceutical freeze-drying technology for unit doses

2 January 2018 | By , ,

Among the list of over 300 FDA and EMA approved biopharmaceutical products, around 50% are freeze-dried – indicating that freeze-drying is the preferred way of stabilising biopharmaceutical drug products that are unstable in aqueous solution, despite the high cost and long processing time linked to this manufacturing technique.1,2

Hot melt extrusion technology for continuous manufacturing

2 January 2018 | By ,

Hot melt extrusion (HME), a manufacturing technique traditionally used in the plastic and food industries, is now attracting significant interest from the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. This is primarily because HME enables the continuous manufacture of a wide variety of dosage formulations, including solid dose form, which is of particular importance…

21st Anniversary Supplement

21 December 2017 | By

European Pharmaceutical Review has brought you the most up-to-date and relevant pharmaceutical science for the past 21 years. This anniversary supplement brings you a selection of topical views from across the industry, reviewing progress over that time, as well as looking to the future.

The impact of Brexit on life sciences

19 December 2017 | By ,

On 30 March 2019 the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), a process that has become popularly known as Brexit. One little talked-about aspect of this move in the mainstream media is the impact it will have on the British life science community. Researchers and industry leaders…

What do we need from PAT?

18 December 2017 | By ,

Pharmaceutical manufacturing in the modern era is facing unprecedented demands, including in-depth scrutiny of production methodology, and inefficiencies in current practices with respect to waste, energy usage and time management. Coupling this with increased complexity in the manufacture of newer products and the decline of blockbuster drugs, results in an…

Photobleaching profile of Raman peaks and fluorescence background

15 December 2017 | By , , , ,

Laser-induced fluorescence is the most common source of interfering baseline signal encountered in Raman measurements. It shows itself as a slowly changing background in a spectrum. One of the challenges in the successful use of Raman spectroscopy is to extract Raman signatures from this, orders of magnitude stronger, broadband fluorescence…

Non-clinical dose formulation considerations

15 December 2017 | By

Designing appropriate non-clinical safety studies requires thoughtful, and sometimes experimental, consideration of the delivery methodology for the therapeutic. The choice of formulation affects drug release and absorption and has a direct impact on the pharmacokinetic profile and associated response of the model system. The formulation should be compatible with the…