Production Process in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Production Process in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Senthil Kumar Ponnusamy (SSN College of Engineering, India) and Femina Carolin Christopher (SSN College of Engineering, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5921-4.ch007
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The most important stress related to the industrialized societies are diseases and health issues caused by taking medicines that are in unfavorable condition. The health issues caused due to the medications mainly depend on the quality of drugs. This is the main test confronted by any pharmaceutical organization wishing to guarantee its survival. The benefit in the pharmaceutical industries is higher. But now, the cost of the medicines is reduced as per the estimation is given by the government. Hence, pharmaceutical organizations now confront a moment of challenge to diminish costs through upgrading and enhancing their production methods. Based on the production process following in the pharmaceutical industries, the product quality can be varied and improved. This chapter prescribes the detailed information regarding the production practices that are followed in the pharmaceutical industries for the production of high-quality products.
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Production Process In Pharmaceutical Industries

The production process acts as a platform for the research and consumers. It is an industrial scale level of producing pharmaceutical drugs and several unit operations involved in the production of drugs are milling, drying, compression, and coating etc. A progression of creation procedures is following in the pharmaceutical enterprises for the production of pharmaceutical medications. It includes drug design, manufacturing, extraction, supply, packaging, release, and storage. The pharmaceutical industry undergo these steps to produce the essential drugs.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Drug Design: It is the process of inventing a new product based on the biological target.

Storage Conditions: The conditions specified for storing the product e.g. temperature, humidity, etc.

Granulation: Granulation is the process of collecting particles together and creating a bond between them and these bonds are formed by compression or binding agent.

Packaging Material: The material which is used for packing the final product (e.g., glass, rubber, metals, etc.).

Extraction: It is a separation process in which the components gets separated from the matrix.

Formulation: The chemical compounds are joined together to form a medicinal drug.

Maceration: Maceration involves soaking of coarse material in a container with the solvent and allowed to remain at room temperature for about 3 days with adequate agitation.

Pharmaceuticals: A compound that is manufactured from the active material for use as a medicinal drug.

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