Calcium is a mineral that is an important component of the human diet for building strong bones and teeth, and also for regulating certain body processes.
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The coating process plays a crucial role in tablet coating and many of the issues or problems arising come from the process setup. The different variables that affect the film coating should be addressed and how these variables play a crucial role in the coating process. The equipment type for film coating is also tackled in the article.
Vitamin D is necessary for maintaining good health, but 40 to 75% of the world's population is deficient. The vitamin is not found in many foods. Fortified milk, eggs, fish and beef liver are some of the few containing vitamin D and even in these the amounts may be small.
Drying in the pharmaceutical industry involves the extraction of liquid and other liquid solvents from the materials or granules using air current or heat. Fluidized bed dryer is one of the equipment used to dry the granule particles using the FBD finger bag.
When people first think of tablet or pill presses they think pharmaceuticals, supplements, vitamins and minerals or just medicines. But tablet making machines can be used for other purposes.
The principles of GMP are a follows, the structure, device and equipment should be designed, installed, placed, operated and maintained as per its intended use and purpose. Integral system whose consistency in performance and having an impact to product quality should be validated whenever appropriate such as the air handling system, water purification, compressed air system and stem system.
This article covers general GMP procedures. Including QA staff must do a round of the plant area making sure that the plant adheres to the cGMP and fill up the checklist provided by the company. Head or In-charge personnel should review the plant audit and discuss this with the person in charge of the plant after which the audit report will be closed.
The multi tooling equipment has long been used in the pharmaceutical industry and has been in existence for more than 150 years. During the start of the tablet compression industry, companies use single station presses during production and these were outfitted with
The packing process is an integral part of the manufacturing process for pharmaceutical products. Below is a summary of good practices that may help streamline the packing process.
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Despite being an important part to the product’s success, the shape of the tablet is given less consideration by marketing departments and are only given much attention during a campaign where the shape and color of the tablet is promoted to the public. That said, small changes in the shape can impact the public’s acceptance as well as the tablet’s efficiency.
Over the years we have seen a lot of entrepreneurs with unique ideas buy small machines like the TDP 5 or the DTP 25 to do R&D and they often develop into really successful businesses. One of those companies is Bite and its founder, Lindsay. Lindsay created a toothpaste tablet that is preventing mountains of empty toothpaste cartons from building up each week in landfills or oceans. In summer 2018, women's health released this promotional video
As our world becomes more connected and information is shared quite easily in the internet today, people are more curious about where their food comes from. One question that begs to be answered is where gelatin capsules are made of and this is an interesting especially for individuals who pay attention to what they eat. Gelatin capsules are made of natural ingredients and below are some interesting things on how the capsules are manufactured.
Before shipping, it is imperative that the vendor does a proper Factory Acceptance Test or FAT in order to prevent any problems during the product installation. Below is a sample of what should be indicated in the FAT protocol.
Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) technology is a manufacturing technique used to produce small, (0.1mL) and large volume, (>500mL) liquid-filled containers. Originally developed in Europe in the 1930s, it was introduced in the United States in the 1960s, but over the last 20 years it has become more prevalent within the pharmaceutical industry and is now widely considered to be the superior form of aseptic processing by various medicine regulatory agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
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Batch manufacturing record or BMR is a document that contains the batch manufacturing details including the entire manufacturing process. As there are several stages in the manufacturing process, these are recorded as proof of the process from receiving the raw materials up to the final phases of packing. The proof and the documents are then attached to the BMR during the manufacturing process.
It is crucial that pharmaceutical companies protect their light sensitive products from direct sunlight or certain spectrums of artificial light. One way to protect it is to use brown colored light especially during manufacturing.
The chipping occurs when the edges of the tablets break during the press process or during the handling and coating. Find the Causes And Remedies Of Chipping Related To Formulation Are As Follows