Characterization of tableting properties measured with a multi-functional compaction instrument for several pharmaceutical excipients and actual tablet formulations is the latest paper to be published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics detailing research undertaken using a Gamlen instrument (IJP 510(2016) 195-202).
Authored by leading tableting researcher Takashi Osamura with Yoshiko Takeuchi, Risako Onodera, Kohei Tahara and Hirofumi Takeuchi, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, in conjunction with Masahiro Kitamura and Yoshiteru Takahashi of Sawai Pharmaceuticals, the paper presents research data generated using a Gamlen R series research compaction analyzer.
Michael Gamlen, inventor of the Gamlen series of powder compaction instruments said: “We are delighted to learn of this latest publication. The R series provides precise data using tiny amounts of material; enabling a quick comparison of materials and formulations. Professor Takashi and his research colleagues examined the tableting properties of excipients and their findings confirm that the R series instrument (formerly known as the GTP-1) can be utilized in formulation design to determine excipient type, quantity and manufacturing conditions and to resolve tableting problems in scale up.”
Ideal for investigating tableting problems and for teaching the principles of tableting, R series instruments are simple to use, computer controlled, benchtop powder compaction analyzers.