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Continuous Manufacturing and Semi-Solids

A recent article in Outsourcing Pharma reported on FDA’s CDER Director Janet Woodcock’s testimony to congress on continuous manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry. Woodcock stated in the hearing that “though making the switch from batch to continuous manufacturing may be difficult, costly and time-consuming, pharma manufacturers and…

The IVRT Outbreak

In vitro release testing (IVRT) for semi-solid dosage forms (e.g. creams, lotions, gels, and ointments) has been around for more than thirty years, first appearing in the literature in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  During the last decade however, we have seen a substantial upsurge…