Robustness testing of a tablet formulation using multivariate design
2006 (English)In: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, ISSN 0363-9045, E-ISSN 1520-5762, Vol. 32, no 3, 297-307 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A total of 45 experiments were carried out to evaluate the robustness of two similar tablet formulations--a product of two strengths--with respect to normal batch-to-batch variation of the excipients and the active pharmaceutical ingredient. The formulations consist of 10 ingredients. Because of the differing amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients, the two formulations also differ in the amounts of two of the diluents and one of the binders. The excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredient were characterized in terms of multiple variables, and principal properties were calculated with principal component analysis. A Plackett and Burman design was applied to the principal properties. The relationships between the design factors and two responses, mean disintegration time and mean crushing strength, were evaluated by using regression methods. Both formulations were found to be robust under controlled conditions.
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Taylor & Francis Group, LLC , 2006. Vol. 32, no 3, 297-307 p.
Robustness testing, Plackett-Burman design, multivariate design, PCA, PLS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-19041DOI: 10.1080/03639040500518823PubMedID: 16556534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-19041DiVA: diva2:201219