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New technical advisor 6 Research 6 Markets 6 Industry news 6 Industry innovations 45 Supplier news 47 Calendar 47 People news 48 Advertiser index 48 Mini case histories and Product reviews 50 Spotlight on Nutraceuticals 32A (This section appears four times yearly in issues delivered to our nutraceutical readership.) TABLETS& CAPSULES capsule filling Resolving weight variation on tamping-style capsule fillers 9 Stephen W. Lee How to assess and prevent brittleness of hard gelatin capsules 15 Jnanadeva Bhat, Hans Christian Moxter, and Fernando Diez Issue focus: Capsules and capsule filling 20 Las Vegas manufacturer finds capsule fillers a safe bet 27 Tablets & Capsules (ISSN 1549-9928) is published monthly except February, June, August & December by CSC Publishing Inc., 1155 Northland Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55120. Periodical postage paid at Saint Paul, MN and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Tablets & Capsules, 1155 Northland Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55120. departments w w w . t a b l e t s c a p s u l e s . c o m January 2017 Volume 15 Number 1 Interphex preview 36 Amway opts for integrated packaging lines 37 Eye on Excipients 41 Timothy J. Smith, Ryan Crawford, Carmen Popescu, Grégory Le Bihan, Sébastien Croquet, Xavier Parissaux, and Philippe Lefèvre Back Page 60 Brian E. Jones also in this issue Granulation and drying: A survey of what's available 30 Elusive endpoint? Physical standardization offers an alternative 33 Fred A. Rowley granulation & drying Photo shows Embo Caps VG Alpha capsules. Vege- tarian capsules are made using proprietary process that allows them to mimic filling performance of gelatin. Low water content makes them well suited for hygroscopic and liquid fills. Clear, high-strength hypro- mellose capsules have pH- independent disintegration profile and dissolve easily in variety of liquids. They contain no gelling agents, phthalates, starch, GMOs, preser- vatives, glutens, or allergens and are thus compatible with customer preferences worldwide. Courtesy of Suheung America, Brea, CA. Tel. 714 854 9887. Website: www.suhe-

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