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PAT for packaging: review of applications for expeditious, nondestructive quality testing

15 April 2014 | By Jose Montenegro-Alvarado, Bradley Diehl, Jean-Maxime Guay, Steve Hammond, Hiwot Isaac, Ben Lyons, Conor McSweeney, Seamus O’Neill, Jean-Sébastien Simard and Joep Timmermans, Pfizer Inc.

This article reviews some emerging applications of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) for packaging quality testing. Specifically, four commercially-available packaging applications are explored in further detail: Raman spectroscopy for rapid material identification testing of polymeric packaging materials; vision-based elastic deformation for non-destructive blister integrity testing; X-ray monitoring for inline blister fill…

Innovation showcase at CPhI Awards 2013

25 October 2013 | By Dr Kevin Robinson

It doesn’t seem to matter what the industry is or, indeed, what the event is these days, the same question pops up at regular intervals: where’s the innovation? I’m happy to report that innovation is very much alive and well in the pharmaceutical industry and was on show to the…

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