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Expert View: Standardisation through automation

29 February 2016 | By SOTAX Group

There are several sources of variability in the “inherently poor design” of compendial dissolution apparatus types. Nevertheless, dissolution testing is a QC requirement for many products, and so the industry faces the challenge of implementing and managing fleets of dissolution equipment. However, through instrument and process design and automation, managing…

The challenges of riskbased environmental monitoring in sterile product filling

29 February 2016 | By

Completing risk assessments is an inherent part of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and risk-based environmental control and monitoring (EM) in sterile product filling within isolators and restricted access barrier systems (RABS). This article considers the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces in characterising conventional risk assessments like failure modes and effects…

Application Note: MicroNIR PAT for blend monitoring

18 January 2016 | By

The aim of Quality by Design (QbD) is to build quality into a product and process from the outset. The pharmaceutical and related industries utilise powder blending operations to make solid dose drugs, yet the phenomena of powder mixing is the least understood of all sciences.