Oral Solid Dosage Manufacturing Process Training Course

Oral Solid Dosage Forms: Understanding the Unit Operations, Process, Equipment and Technology for OSD Manufacture (T10)

Level: Fundamental
ISPE CEUs: 1.3
Type: Classroom Training Course

Oral Solid dosage forms (Tablets and Capsules) are some of the most popular and convenient methods of drug delivery. They can be produced in a non-sterile environment and the process, equipment and technology is well defined and known, after more than 100 years of development. With the high volume of products produced in these dosage forms, it is important that the unit operations for their production be thoroughly understood, developed and implemented. This course focuses on the fundamentals of each discrete processing step (unit operation) with extensive discussions on the current technologies required for the manufacturing and packaging of tablets and capsules.

The course uses a Process and Production Simulation for Unit Ops, including Mixing, Blending, Drying, Sizing, Tableting, Encapsulation and Coating to provide participants with a demonstration of current manufacturing and engineering practices. Troubleshooting through video simulation will vividly provide real-time experiences for identifying the problem, analyzing the problem and solving the problem.

Technological advantages and opportunities, implementation strategy, innovative process and business development practices will also be discussed along with a review of common problems in compliance, supply, and strategy and business management. The course will begin with a description of the three main OSD processing methods: Direct Compression, Wet Granulation and Dry Granulation. It will continue with a detailed review of all the major unit operations associated with OSD manufacturing processes. This includes Ingredient Dispensing/Formulation; Blending; Granulation; Drying; Compression/Encapsulation; Coating; Packaging and Receiving/warehousing Operations.

The course will emphasize on the process, equipment and technology associated with the unit operation, giving the attendee a general understanding of the OSD process and the case study of production related issues and concerns. The specific types of equipment and technology used in today’s modern manufacturing processes will be discussed and attendees will gain an appreciation for the selection and evaluation of such criteria. For example, a discussion of granulation will include information on different types of granulators (low shear, high shear, top drive, bottom drive, integrated processing trains) and typical challenges encountered during operation and scale-up.

PAT, MES and modular PLC process control and monitoring techniques will also be discussed. The course will review many known techniques for process monitoring with particular emphasis on their utilization in scale-up and technology transfer, final dosage unit and analyze the necessary steps in the packaging operation to get from the finished tablet or capsule to the final filled and sealed container. Introduction to packaging equipment for tablet/capsule counting, capping, security seals and bands, labeling, cartoning, and blister packaging will also occur. The course will conclude with a discussion on technology transfer, how to get the product from the R&D laboratory to full-scale manufacturing, and how to transfer a marketed product from one facility to another. A competency test will be administered upon course completion.

Baseline Guide Cover Image

Immediately apply the course learning objectives with the complimentary copy of the ISPE Baseline Guide®: Oral Solid Dosage Forms (Individual Download).

Course Modules

  • Overview and Expectations, OSD Trends of Operational Integration and Continuous
  • Process Development Scale-Up
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Mixing and Blending
  • Granulating Technologies
  • Drying and Sizing
  • Process Analytical Technologies
  • Tableting
  • Compacting
  • Encapsulating
  • Coating
  • Packaging
  • Facility and HVAC
  • References

Take Back to Your Job

  • Discuss the theory behind basic unit operations
  • Explain different methods for performing a unit operation
  • Describe how product characteristics dictate the unit operations method
  • Identify the types of OSD manufacture equipment and technological advancement in equipment utilized for achieving the highest performance
  • Introduction of QbD in OSD manufacturing process and discussion on how good manufacturing practice (cGMP) influences unit operations and subsequent equipment design, production suites design, control and monitoring requirements
  • Utilize process monitoring techniques during the scale-up and technology transfer exercises to advance the market delivery of drug products

Attendance Suggested For

  • Professionals working in pharmaceutical oral solid dosage manufacture, business development, process & technology, quality management and engineering
  • Individuals with significant expertise from another industry who need to learn about solid dosage unit operations
  • Those with significant pharmaceutical industry experience who now have solid dosage responsibilities and want to gain a fundamental understanding of unit operations and equipment used to manufacture, package, and test solid dosage products

Community of Practice (COP)

This training course is of particular interest to existing and future members of the ISPE Oral Solid Dosage Community of Practice (COP).

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This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered at your company site.

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Group Discounts

  • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
  • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
  • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time; only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.

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