The pharmaceutical industry discovers, develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceutical drugs for use as medications.Pharmaceutical companies may deal in generic or brand medications and medical devices. They are subject to a variety of laws and regulations that govern the patenting, testing, safety, efficacy and marketing of drugs.

Physical Characterization of Pharmaceuticals

Porosity and surface area play major roles in the purification, processing, blending, tableting, and packaging of pharmaceutical products as well as a drug’s useful shelf life, its dissolution rate, and bio-availability

Pharmaceutical Color Measurement

Today's pharmaceutical market is vastly different from the first pills of ancient Egypt, which were small round balls containing medicinal ingredients and mixed with clay or bread. Today's gel caps boast over 80,000 color combinations, and continuous advancements in technology consistently bring new and colorful coating products to market. Color is the most fundamental part of a drug's personality with the unique ability to create emotional appeal, communicate functional values and benefits and distinguish one brand from another.

Accurate results for tablets, granulations, and lyophilized samples

Accurate moisture control in pharmaceuticals is critical to maximize shelf life, tableting performance, and API effectiveness. When it comes to moisture, trust Computrac, the leader in the field for over 30 years. The Computrac line of moisture, solids and ash analyzers is precise enough for the lab, rugged enough for the production floor, and flexible enough to handle nearly any application.

If you use USP methods 281 and 731, the Computrac MAX 5000XL® can provide results on both in as little as half an hour from a single sample. If you work with low-moisture or lyophilized samples, the Computrac Vapor Pro® XL can perform a moisture-specific test directly in the sample bottle with an absolute minimum of handling. Whatever your application, there is a Computrac that will help make your moisture, solids and ash testing more accurate, faster, and more reliable. Contact one of our applications experts today for more information.