10/14/2014 - White Paper on Pharmaceutical Online - How to Administer Insoluble Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients - Solid dosage forms (tablets and capsules) are the most common and effective way to administer drugs, making up about 60% of all drug delivery methods. These range from treatment of cold symptoms to head aches to allergies to gastro-intestinal discomfort, and so on. Brands like Tylenol and Advil have become household names.
Read More >>

10/21/2013 - Micromeritics Scientists Invited to Speak at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Tablets and Capsules Short Course - Myke Scoggins and John Elter, are participating as speakers at the Tablets and Capsules Hands-On Short Course, presented by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, October 20 – 25, 2013.
Read More  >>

09/23/2013 -Micromeritics Scientist to Present Graduate Level Lectures at Mercer University to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences October 17 and 31, 2013, Dr. Myke Scoggins, will be presenting graduate level lectures at Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia Campus. Topics will cover various aspects of the pharmaceutical industry including an overview of the drug development process, preformulation activities, formulation development, principals of solid oral dosage form design, Quality by Design, and Process Analytical Technology
Read More  >>   

04/05/2010 -Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services Now Offers Both Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) - Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services (MPS) has recently added thermal analysis to its offerings with the addition of the TA Instruments Q5000 TGA and Q2000 DSC. These state-of-the-art instruments are recognized for their exceptional accuracy and sensitivity. MPS adds this capability to enhance its analytical chemistry services to the pharmaceutical industry while continuing to focus on pre-formulation material characterization.
Read More  >> 

1/21/2010 - Micromeritics’ GeoPyc 1360 Envelope Density Analyzer, an Important Analytical Tool for Pharmaceutical Roller Compaction Applications - Roller compactors have become commonplace in the production of solid dosage pharmaceuticals. Low API content formulations can be problematic if the appropriate steps are not taken to ensure adequate and consistent drug loading in each finished solid dosage form. Adding a roller compaction step to the process helps to ensure content uniformity. Small particle size API’s such as nanoparticles can be difficult to move and uniformly disperse in a powder or granulation bed. Movement of these materials becomes more predictable and consistent when the roller compaction step is incorporated into the process. Read more >> 

01/04/2010 - Combining Skeletal and Envelope Volume Measurements to Determine Total Pore Volume and Percent Porosity  -  Pharmaceutical scientists realize that many of the physical, mechanical, and pharmacokinetics properties of tablets are influenced by the basic settings of a tablet press. Using the AccuPyc coupled with the GeoPyc, scientists are now able to determine quickly and easily the skeletal density, envelope density, total pore volume, percent porosity, and closed-cell pore volume of tablets produced with varying press settings.
Read more >> 

10/25/2009 - BET Surface Area – A Useful Tool for Determining the Source of Batch-to-Batch Variation in Processability of Pharmaceutical Powders - In today’s pharmaceutical development environment, scientists are looking to new analytical test methods for help in determining the sources of variability in all aspects of drug development and production. For example, it is necessary for the pharmaceutical scientist to identify and quantify batch-to-batch variation in the processing of powders. The BET surface area technique can help provide accurate answers to these questions. 
Read more >>