• Keeping up to Date with Excipients

    In a constantly changing industry, education is essential. Fortunately, communication technology has evolved along with drug development and manufacturing practices. IPEC-Americas off ers educational opportunities in regulatory requirements, good manufacturing practices (GMP), and excipient science for excipient makers and users. It delivers its content in multiple modalities: webinars (live and recorded), workshops (in-person, remote, and on-site); guides and position papers; infographics; and ... read more
  • Getting Granular: Supply Chain Issues May Prompt Supplement ‘Finishing’ In-House

    COVID-19 has been a blessing and a curse to many industries. There is no doubt that the current and future outlook for nutraceutical companies manufacturing capsules and tablets will continue to flourish, but what challenges still face this burgeoning market? Globally there is a tendency for manufacturers of finished dose nutraceuticals to rely on excipient providers and other Third Party organizations to granulate various components of their formulations. This over-reliance on outside parties ... read more
  • ‘Continuous’ Considerations: Integrating Tablet Presses into a Continuous Manufacturing System Requires Control System Enhancements

    The rise of continuous manufacturing in some industries heralded a paradigm shift for pharmaceutical production. However, batch production remains the standard for much of the industry. read more
  • Excipient Evolution: Past and Future Innovations Spur the Field, but Potential Regulations Loom Large

    Excipients are one of the anomalies of the pharmaceutical sciences. They are inactive; they are not intended to treat a disease or medical condition; yet, without excipients, the therapeutic advances of the last 100 years or so would not have happened. Excipients are a vital part of modern medicine. They help convert bulk active drugs (APIs) into medicinal products that the patient can benefit from because, unformulated, most APIs are not particularly convenient for patients. read more