Everything you need to know to manufacture high-quality pharmaceuticals safely and efficiently
From the building of a facility to dosage and delivery forms to tablet production, this handbook covers the full range of topics to help you understand and apply the methods needed to manufacture drugs safely and efficiently. Thoroughly up to date, the handbook also examines the emerging role of nanotechnology in the development and manufacture of drugs and medical devices. Comprehensive in its presentation, this reference includes an entire section dedicated to the economics and business strategies of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
This handbook features contributions from a team of expert authors representing the manydisciplines within science, engineering, and technology that are involved in pharmaceutical manufacturing. They provide the information and tools you need to design, implement, operate,and troubleshoot a pharmaceutical manufacturing system. The editor, with more than thirty years' experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, carefully reviewed all the chapters to ensure that each one is thorough, accurate, and clear.
Among the key topics covered are:
Clean facility design, construction, and maintenance
Controlled-release dosage forms
Tablet production systems
Cyclodextrin-based nanomaterials in the pharmaceutical field
This publication serves as a hands-on reference for all scientists, engineers, and managers involved in pharmaceutical manufacturing, providing a basic primer for novices and detailing the latest discoveries and techniques for more experienced practitioners.