A Study on the Effects of Drug Loading Percentage on Content Uniformity in a Powder Layering Process

Dry powder layering of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) offers several advantages when the amount of drug loading is high, including fast processing times, high yield, high content uniformity and low agglomeration. The process is not often used in low-dose API loading, due to concern that content uniformity may be compromised in processes that may last under 10 minutes. This study focused on whether acceptable content uniformity could be achieved via dry powder layering at low coating levels.

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