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release

1. Law the surrender of a claim, right, title, etc., in favour of someone else
2. a control mechanism for starting or stopping an engine
3. 
a. the opening of the exhaust valve of a steam engine near the end of the piston stroke
b. the moment at which this valve opens
4. the electronic control regulating how long a note sounds after a synthesizer key has been released
5. the control mechanism for the shutter in a camera

release

[ri′lēs]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical arrangment of parts for holding or freeing a device or mechanism as required.

release

i. The release of fuel tanks or any object from an aircraft.
ii. In air armament, the intentional separation of a free-fall aircraft store from its suspension equipment.

release

(programming)
(Or "released version", "baseline") A version of a piece of software which has been made public (as opposed to a version that is in development, or otherwise unreleased).

A release is either a major release, a revision, or a bugfix.

Pre-release versions may be called alpha test, or beta test versions.

See change management.
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Astellas was granted marketing approval for tacrolimus extended release capsules under the trade name Advagraf in Europe in 2007 and under the trade name Graceptor in Japan in 2008.
Extended Release drugs have a great benefit for pharmaceutical CEOs - the ability to obtain patent protection on old brands that have a new extended release formulation.
is a specialty pharmaceutical company utilizing its innovative AcuForm drug delivery technology to develop novel oral products and improved, extended release formulations of existing oral drugs.
Extended Release technology is a core competency of Wockhardt s R&D and they have consistently risen to the challenge of developing these technically challenging products.
Important information about metoprolol succinate extended release tablets
Extended release opioid formulations are very effective for the treatment of pain in chronic patients when used correctly and according to the product label but can be attractive targets for non-medical use, since the time-release mechanism of most currently marketed products can be defeated by chewing, crushing or dissolving the formulation in water, rendering the full dose of drug immediately available if ingested orally, snorted or injected.
Bupropion Hydrochloride (SR) Extended Release tablets are indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
SCOLR Pharma also reported that the recently completed clinical testing of its initial, non-optimized CDT-based extended release phenylepherine tablets has provided valuable data but does not justify continued internal development.
16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc , , (TSX: SHQ) announced today that once-daily doses of the investigational medication guanfacine extended release (GXR, also referred to as SPD503), a selective alpha-2A-adrenoceptor agonist, significantly improved symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children aged 6 to 17 years when used as a monotherapy.
We look forward to continuing execution of the BiDil sales strategy and the development of an extended release version of BiDil under his steady hand," he continued.
Cases of severe hepatic toxicity have occurred in patients who have substituted extended release tablets for immediate release tablets.
announced today that Esprit has paid Depomed the $10 million license fee payment due under the parties' license agreement for ProQuin([R]) XR, the extended release formulation of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin developed by Depomed and exclusively licensed in the United States to Esprit.

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