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The Role of Odor in Taste-masking Is Nothing to Sniff At

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, January 27, 2017

Aroma (odor) is a strong determinant of taste perception. The preparation is of little therapeutic value if the patient can't get it beyond his nose.” – Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Aesthetic Considerations of Oral Liquid Dosage Forms: Palatability

Child holds nose to avoid odor and help palatability of bad tasting medicine

“The brain can process approximately 10,000 different smells in an area the size of a postage stamp,” according to the Sense of Smell Lab. Despite such a talent, the way we process odor and the role of odor in our lives is sometimes overlooked. Unfortunately for patients, the role of odor is also sometimes overlooked in the taste-masking process. Odor plays a large role in palatability. Therefore, odor should also play a large role in taste-masking.

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To Be Continued? Batch vs. Continuous Manufacturing

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, January 13, 2017

The development of small-scale, continuous manufacturing systems will be one of the most significant changes in the pharmaceutical industry in the next 10 years.
Page, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe. 2014; 26

Continuous manufacturing vs. batch manufacturing

“Do continue,” we say to someone whose conversation has been cut short. Will we be saying that same phrase to members of the pharmaceutical industry? Continuous manufacturing, which the Parenteral Drug Association defines as “production or manufacturing processes that run with a continuous flow,” is increasing in the pharmaceutical industry. Continuous manufacturing can increase efficiency, lessen the need for large facilities and decrease waste. However, moving from batch manufacturing to continuous manufacturing can mean changing established processes, equipment and culture.

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