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Compressed gases: an important component of an environmental monitoring programme

25 August 2017 | By , ,

The quality attributes of manufactured pharmaceutical products include the physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics of the raw materials, excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), as well as the final drug product (see Table 1). Absence of microbiological contamination is considered a critical quality attribute due to its potential to dramatically…

Quality control of freeze-dried oral formulations; challenges when developing novel approaches for the delivery of poorly-soluble drugs

22 August 2017 | By ,

A common obstacle encountered in the early stages of drug development is the formulation of poorly water-soluble drugs (PWSDs). One effective approach to improve the dissolution of PWSDs is to render such drugs into their amorphous or disordered form. However, amorphous materials are both physically and chemically unstable, and tend…

Continuous manufacturing: regulatory and quality assurance challenges

22 August 2017 | By , ,

During 2002, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested rationalisation and modernisation of the manufacturing base for pharmaceutical production. This was in the hope that modernising the supply chain would enhance the robustness of manufacturing processes, thereby reducing product failures and, importantly, significantly enhancing product quality.1 The FDA’s…