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research news Hot-melt 3D printing shows promise in tailoring release profile NOTTINGHAM, UK—Hot-melt 3D inkjet printing may allow manufac- turers to change the release profiles of tablets without altering the formula- tion, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham. They used a solvent-free inkjet printer to load fenofibrate, a cholesterol medication, onto a beeswax carrier to create tablets with honeycomb geometries. By vary- ing the cell size of the honeycomb structures, researchers were able to control the API's release profile. The study was published in the September issue of the Journal of Controlled Release. markets Pharma blister packaging to grow 6.5 percent annually CLEVELAND, OH—The benefits of pharmaceutical blister packaging— including barrier protection, child resistance, security, and its advantages in regard to patient compliance and institutional distribution—will drive the market to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.5 percent through 2021, according to a report from The Freedonia Group. The report also iden- tifies improvements in blister packag- ing materials and designs and rising demand for oral medication as market growth factors. The global market value is forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2021. The report covers blisters for packaging tablets and capsules dis- pensed directly to patients or over the counter, tested in clinical trials, and distributed as physicians' samples or administered in hospitals. 8 September 2017 Tablets & Capsules SANITARY/USDA-ACCEPTED • PNEUMATIC CONVEYING COMPONENTS & SYSTEMS • BATCH & CONTINUOUS OPERATION MULTI-INGREDIENT HANDLING SYSTEMS • BATCH WEIGHING & SCALING SYSTEMS • UL-CONTROLS & CONTROL PACKAGES FDA-APPROVED/CERTIFIED MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION • 21 CFR PART 11 COMPLIANCE MOBILE VACUUM CONVEYING SYSTEMS • CIP DESIGNS Let us solve your pneumatic conveying challenges. Visit or call 800-VAC-U-MAX. More than 60 years of custom application experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Over 10,000 different powder and bulk materials handled—including Free-Flowing and Non-Free Flowing Powders. Technical expertise including FAT and SAT validation. And an airtight perfor- mance guarantee. It's what makes VAC-U-MAX as unique and trusted as the pharmaceutical process automation solutions we design. From sanitary components to fully automated batch or continuous systems, we create pharmaceutical processing solutions entirely around your needs and goals. You missed it! Solid Dose Digest is T&C's twice-monthly e-newsletter You'll find valuable information you can't find elsewhere, including: • Industry experts answering your questions • Preview of upcoming articles • Supplier Directory Sign up now by emailing your name, company, and email address. To see a sample, please visit our website

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