• Getting More Active

    Pharmaceutical excipients were once considered inert, inactive substances merely acting as vehicles or fillers for the active drug ingredients. However, this perception has shifted dramatically over time as research unveiled their potential to interact with drugs, influence bioavailability, and even trigger adverse reactions in patients. read more
  • Navigating Turret Bore Bushing Material Selection in Consideration of Difficult Formulations

    When the bores in a tablet press turret wear, bushings are often the solution manufacturers turn to in order to avoid interruptions in production or the costs associated with a new replacement turret. Material selection for these bushings goes beyond just technical decisions; there should also be consideration of how operational effectiveness might be impacted by the compounds used in the tablet formulation. The choice of materials affects everything from the durability of the equipment to the ... read more
  • Excipients Used for Solid Dosage: Innovations and Challenges

    Solid dosage forms are cornerstones of pharmaceutical delivery systems. Their widespread preference among patients and healthcare providers is highlighted by their ease of administration, dosage accuracy, and cost-effectiveness. However, the effectiveness of these solid dosage forms is not determined solely by their active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Pharmaceutical excipients, the substances formulated alongside the active ingredients, play a critical role in creating efficient, stable, ... read more
  • From Movies to Medicine: The Evolution of 3D Technology

    Probably best known for being used to make gimmicky horror movies and for those cheaply made cardboard glasses with red and green lenses, 3D technology has in fact been around for a long time. The technology traces its roots back to the early 19th century when the concept of stereoscopy emerged. Stereoscopy involves creating two slightly different images viewed through a device to produce a 3D effect. Since the 50s, the use of 3D technology for movies has come and gone, perhaps reaching its peak... read more