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excipient

[ek′sip·ē·ənt]
(pharmacology)
Any inert substance combined with an active drug for preparing an agreeable or convenient dosage form.
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Pharmaceutical excipients play an essential role in the development of safe and effective medicines," said Andrew Bulpin, Executive Vice President of Process Solutions, Merck Millipore.
Jungbunzlauer has developed TCC TB (tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate), which was designed to function as an excipient.
DKSH s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, has been appointed exclusive Market Expansion Services partner for DFE Pharma s Pharmacel MCC excipient for France, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The presence of these voids would effectively increase the surface area of the loaded silicone sample, which in turn would expedite the release of the remaining DMA and excipients.
Polymers--including cellulose derivatives, povidone, starch, polyethylene glycol, acrylic polymers, and natural gums--are expected to especially benefit from this trend as many of these products can function in multiple applications and are easily formulated with other excipients.
More specifically, personnel that are working in or are associated with manufacturing facilities engaged in excipients production and control and interested to learn more about and / or create a quality structure following the guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices as set out by IPEC.
In tablets, the API and excipients alone almost never have the physical and mechanical properties suitable for a compression technology.
Rowe (Inteolligensys Ltd, UK), Sheskey (Dow Chemical Company, US), and Quinn (Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, UK) have gathered 340 monographs, 40 new to this edition and the rest revised and updated, on pharmaceutical excipients, those inactive substances used as carriers for active pharmaceutical ingredients, from acacia to zinc stearate.
SEPPIC demonstrates a dual expertise in active substances and excipients (emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, foaming agents, texturizing agents, emollients, preservatives).
Taglined "global coverage of APIs, excipients, chemicals, sourcing and formulation," the new magazine is targeted to biochemists, bioengineers, lab directors, production engineers and related professionals at pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies, their suppliers and research operations as well as consultants and government personnel.
Excipients are the adhesive substance used to hold ingredients together in a pill.