Forty Years of Drug Product Manufacturing Advances

JENNIFER MARKARIAN | July 2, 2017

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Although the pharmaceutical industry is criticized for its slowness to accept change, it has made manufacturing improvements in the past decades in response to changes in drug delivery (e.g., multi-layer tablets and prefilled syringes); market demands for cost-efficiency and the flexibility to make smaller batches; and regulatory demands for higher product quality, process robustness, and worker safety. Advances in automation, process control, and connected systems have been adopted. Continuous manufacturing has not replaced traditional batch manufacturing, but its concepts are better understood and accepted, and the first commercial, continuous solid-dosage processes are up and running (see pg. 48 in this issue for more on continuous manufacturing).

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