Pharmaceutical Formulation Characterization Design

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 84

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulatoy Affairs, University of Szeged, Eötvös u.6., 6720 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: solid dosage forms; tablets; quality by design; factorial design; artificial neural network
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Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulatoy Affairs, University of Szeged, Eötvös u.6., 6720 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: buccal polymer films; mucoadhesion; proteins; quality by design; permeation enhancing
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue in "Pharmaceuticals" is dedicated to reporting the latest scientific results in the field of "Formulation Characterization Design". At present, it is very important that, before the industrial production of pharmaceuticals, a given pharmaceutical form is extensively tested, which includes various structural tests, physical tests, and pharmacokinetic tests. It is necessary to find out whether there is any change in the active ingredient during pharmaceutical technological processes and whether this could influence the development of the effect. It is necessary to understand the relationships between different structural properties, the dissolution profile, and effect development in order to be able to design medicines more efficiently based on new knowledge. Appropriate planning is also very important, and this can be achieved primarily through risk analysis, the Quality by Design (QbD) approach, and the use of factorial experimental design (DoE). It is possible to determine the design space, which provides accurate information provides information about the Critical Process Parameter (CPP) values, within which the product with the quality target product profile (QTPP) will be suitable. Based on these, we can gain new knowledge and connections that are essential for efficient production later on. This Special Issue primarily publishes results related to the above-mentioned topic or some part of it, mainly in the field of solid dosage form formulation or intermediate products that can be used in them.

Dr. Tamás Sovány
Dr. Katalin Kristó
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  • quality by design
  • factorial design
  • design space
  • solid dosage forms
  • risk assessment
  • critical process parameters
  • quality target product profile

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