Hot melt extrusion (HME) is relatively new process in the pharmaceutical industry, emerging as a processing technology for the preparation of various dosage forms and drug delivery systems.
Hot-Melt Extrusion: Pharmaceutical Applications covers the main instrumentation, operation principles and theoretical background of HME with focus on HME drug delivery systems, dosage forms and clinical studies (including pharmacokinetics and bioavailability) of HME products. It also includes recent and novel HME applications, scale -up considerations and regulatory issues.
This important new book presents a comprehensive study on the pharmaceutical applications of hot-melt extrusion, a field which until now has remained fragmented. By addressing basic operation principles and critical aspects of HME as well as cutting edge trends of extrusion based manufacturing technologies the reader is able to understand the effective processes needed to develop pharmaceutical products from lab scale to commercialization.
Hot-Melt Extrusion: Pharmaceutical Applications is an essential multidisciplinary guide to the emerging pharmaceutical uses of this processing technology for researchers in academia and industry working in drug formulation and delivery, pharmaceutical engineering and processing, and polymers and materials science.