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8 October 2018 Tablets & Capsules Gelatin, Yasin Gelatin, Gelco, Sterling Gelatin, Weishardt, Gelnex, Jellice, Geltech, Narmada Gelatines, Qinghai Gelatin, and India Gelatine & Chemicals as major manufacturers in this market. industry news FDA finalizes guidance on chewable tablets SILVER SPRING, MD—The FDA published a guidance for industry, "Quality Attribute Considerations for Chewable Tablets," which finalizes a draft guidance issued in June 2016. The document describes the critical quality attributes that should be con- sidered when developing chewable tablets; recommends that the selected acceptance criteria be appropriate and meaningful indicators of product per- formance throughout the shelf life of the product; offers recommendations for product labeling to differentiate chewable tablets and help prevent patients from swallowing whole intact tablets; and provides additional clarifi- cation regarding the Chewing Diffi- culty Index, which was developed internally by the agency. NIH awards CU $2 million to research milk-based chemo treatment AURORA, CO—The National I n s t i t u t e s o f H e a l t h ( N I H ) , Bethesda, MD, awarded researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado (CU) a $2 million grant to research an edible, milk-based chemotherapy treat- ment. By binding the drug mole- c u l e s w i t h e x o s o m e s , p a r t i c l e s found in cow's milk, researchers may be able to produce a chemo treatment that will not be broken down in stomach acid before it reaches the bloodstream, providing an alternative to typical IV chemo treatments. Researchers are cur- rently running experiments to test strategies for loading the API into the milk exosomes. Global hard capsule market to reach $1.39 billion by 2025 DALLAS, TX—The global hard capsule grade gelatin market will be worth $1.39 billion by 2025, grow- ing at a compound annual rate of 4.8 percent according to a report by QY Research. Currently, Europe domi- nates the market, accounting for 29 percent of hard capsule grade gelatin consumption. The report identifies Gelita, Rousselot, PB Gelatins, Nitta market is forecast to reach $93 bil- lion by 2022, growing at a com- pound annual rate of 6 percent, according to a report by Visiongain. By the end of the forecast period, the US will account for 30 percent of this market. The report also cov- ers submarkets, including the manu- facture of APIs (which made up 66 percent of the global market in 2017), finished dosage formulations, and other outsourcing production. The Nilfisk 9505 pneumatic conveyor transfers empty capsules without dispersion or contamination. Pneumatically conveyed at a preset speed, the capsules pass from the container to the filling machine hopper damage free. Solutions for a safe, pure and effective environment Learn more at TRANSFER CAPSULES SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY WITH NILFISK PNEUMATIC CONVEYORS Small footprint and multiple configurations Three filtration stages AISI 316L stainless steel construction Capsule level sensors

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