A thorough root cause analysis often reveals that compression issues such as capping, sticking and weight variations are related to the upstream granulating process. The objective of this training is therefore to provide a deeper insight into functional relationships between granulation and tabletting in order to avoid such problems from the very beginning.
The training also conveys a deeper understanding for tableting and granulating processes, including Scale-Up, which helps in avoiding problems or solving them in practice. This also complies with the GMP principle of understanding and controlling the critical parameters of manufacturing processes.
Granulation and tableting are considered the most commonly used manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Of course, a direct compression process is most preferred; in practice, however, an upstream granulation is usually required to obtain a favourable particle size distribution, flowability and compactibility. Different requirements for granulates call for different procedures or technologies. Nowadays, fluid bed and
high-shear granulation are the most commonly used processes. An important part of this training is therefore to introduce the different granulation methods, their basic principles and Scale-Up approaches. A deeper insight into process parameters and their influence on product properties is also part of the programme.
The holistic approach to granulation and tableting therefore aims at avoiding issues from the very beginning and to overcome problems at an industrial scale through in-depth process insights. Having the presses run slower should be a last resort after all other options have failed. Therefore Trouble Shooting and solving tableting issues in case of lamination, sticking or weight variances is also part of this training.
This video training is designated for professionals from Pharmaceutical Development, Production and QA/Regulatory Affairs, who are involved in the development, the routine production or the Scale-Up and transfer of tableting processes.
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Timing and Duration:
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Training Course Documentation and Certificate:
The presentations will be made available as PDF files via download shortly before the online training course. After the event, you will automatically receive your certificate of participation.
Introduction – What is a good Granulate?
- Reasons for granulation
- Overview of the different granulation processes
- Impact of the single processes on the granulate properties
- Understanding the mechanisms of agglomeration
- Characterisation of granulates
High Shear Granulation: Fundamentals
- Plant geometry and design
- Process parameters (degree of filling, impeller Speed, liquid saturation, process time)
- Methods of drying
- Special Case: Single-Pot-Granulation
High Shear Granulation: Scale-Up
- Influence of impeller speed, liquid addition rate and wet massing time
- Review of end point detection methods
- Scale up trouble shooting
- Design aspects and working principle of a modern fluidbed-dryer
- Basic principle and advantages of fluidbed-granulation
- Impact of process parameters on product properties
- Process insights: how to run, control and design the process
Fluidbed Granulation: Scale-Up
- Fundamentals of Fluidbed Granulation (process & technology)
- Which process parameter influences which product quality Attribute
- How to scale-up?
- Consequences for the quality critical attributes
Wrap-Up: Overview and Comparison of the different Granulation Techniques – How to choose the right one?
- Which technique for which kind of product: viewpoint of development
- Which technique for which product portfolio: viewpoint of production
- Comparison of direct and indirect cost: viewpoint of Management
- Continuous manufacturing- pros and cons
- Continuous manufacturing- real world examples
Fundamentals and Scale-Up of Tableting
- Physical fundamental of powder adhesion
- Excipients and their selection corresponding to their mechanical compatibility
- Critical Process Parameters
- Parts of tablet presses: their function and their impact on product properties
- Comparison of the different control philosophies
- Compression issues during Scale-Up and Transfer Quality by Design helps to overcome Scale-Up issues
- Scale-Up and optimisation of compression processes
- Constant dwell time as Scale-Up approach: theory and practice
Trouble Shooting in Tableting Processes: Sticking, Capping & Lamination
- Reasons for tableting problems
- Possible changes in upstream processes
- How to improve compression properties
- Tips and tricks for production: possible changes within the existing equipment and registration environment
Recording from 09.07.2020
Duration of recording: 5 h 55 min.