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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…

Preparing biocompatible materials for non-permanent medical devices

22 October 2012 | By Vinod B. Damodaran and Jessica M. Joslin, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University and Melissa M. Reynolds, Department of Chemistry and School of Biomedical Engineering, Colorado State University

Biodegradable polymers comprise an important class of biomaterials due to their ability to satisfy short-term requirements for medical applications where a permanent implant is not required. However, current biodegradable polymers suffer from undesirable chemical properties that lead to improper elimination from the body and potentially toxic by-products. Additionally, medical polymers…

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