Advances in pharmaceutical materials and processing require new generations of pharmaceutical technologies, which in turn require an improved understanding of each step in the unit processes of dosage form development. The unit processes range from raw material qualification to final product release using process monitoring of critical steps. The authors illustrate some recent research trends in understanding and improving pharmaceutical materials and processing through the use of experience obtained within several research programs at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA).
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors are grateful to Tonglei Li, Allen Placette, Gregory Sacha, Arthur Bottorff and Tana Grames for their technical support. Ulrich Griesser received an Erwin-Schrödinger fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund. The authors also wish to acknowledge the support received from the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in Pharmaceutical Processing and the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals at Purdue University.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmaceutical Science