Oral Solid Dosage
The pharmaceutical OSD manufacturing sector typically includes the final formulation to produce tablets and capsules, so the need to meet the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations and quality standards is paramount.
Conventional methodology uses a series of clean rooms where individual and independent processes such as dispensing powders, granulating and tablet press feeding are carried out. This can lead to significant construction and operational costs and handling new, highly toxic powders may be problematic.
Alternatively, with careful thought and design, all areas of the plant can be contained by interfacing the processes in semi-continuous design and guaranteeing both a high level of protection and increased productivity.