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6 March 2015 Tablets & Capsules University of Maryland. He has written articles for T&C on bi-layer tabletting, the advantages of an instrumented tablet press, and powder lubrication in tablet manufacture. SMI is the North American distributor of Riva tablet presses. It also offers "The Director" software and instru- mentation packages for use with tablet presses, roller compactors, and other process equipment. are 10 prescription OTF products on the market now, and 29 are in various stages of clinical/pre-clinical develop- ment. OTFs that dissolve rapidly with- out water serve a growing sector of patients with swallowing difficulty. The dosage form also extends the lifecycle of branded products whose patents have expired in other forms. The report, available for $1,899, identifies and estimates the sales potential of the various OTFs from 2015 to 2025. The technology is also discussed on page 16 of this issue. new editorial advisor We're pleased to announce that Ro - bert Sedlock has joined T&C's Tech ni - cal Advisory Board. Mr. Sedlock is the technical sales ma - n ager for Spe cialty M e a s u r e m e n t s (SMI), Lebanon, NJ. Early in his career, he specialized in strain-gauge force- measurement and data acquisition sys- tems. Today, he is responsible for tablet press sales, service support, and training seminars. Areas of ex pertise include com- pression instrumentation, formulation development, and scale-up. He is a member of the American Asso ciation of Pharma ceu tical Scientists and an external faculty member of the pharmacy schools at the University of Mississippi and the markets Use of oral thin films to grow thanks to pharma sector DUBLIN, Ireland—The use of oral thin films (OTFs) to deliver pharmaceuticals will increase over the next 10 years, according to a report from Research and Markets. While OTFs have been available as breath-freshening strips, vit- amin strips, and other OTC products for years, pharmaceutical manufacturers are only beginning to realize their advantages for prescription drug prod- ucts, the report says. For example, there research news Mircocapsules capture carbon dioxide LIVERMORE, CA—Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Labora- tory, Harvard University, and Univer- sity of Illinois have developed liquid- filled microcapsules that absorb and YOUR BENEFITS > High accuracy feeders for optimal ingredient delivery > Innovative sanitary and hygienic pneumatic conveying solutions > ZSK twin screw extruders suitable for the continuous production of pharmaceutical compounds > Integrated systems controls for all operations > All systems designed with advanced pharmaceutical-grade engineering >>:Accuracy at every process step. Feeding, weighing, conveying and extrusion sys- tems provided by Coperion and Coperion K-Tron off er the highest in effi ciency and reliability to ensure the optimum in product effi cacy. >>:www.coperion-pharma.com >extruders >feeders >components >pneumatic conveying >complete systems Visit us at INTERPHEX 2015 Booth 2834 New York:/:NY, USA April 21-23, 2015

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