Skip navigation

Implementation of transmission NIR as a PAT tool for monitoring drug transformation during HME processing

Implementation of transmission NIR as a PAT tool for monitoring drug transformation during HME processing

Islam, Muhammad T., Scoutaris, Nikolaos, Maniruzzaman, Mohammed, Moradiya, Hiren G., Halsey, Sheelagh, Bradley, Michael, Chowdhry, Babur, Snowden, Martin and Douroumis, Dennis (2015) Implementation of transmission NIR as a PAT tool for monitoring drug transformation during HME processing. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 96. pp. 106-116. ISSN 0939-6411 (Print), 1873-3441 (Online) (doi:10.1016/j.ejpb.2015.06.021)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The aim of the work reported herein was to implement process analytical technology (PAT) tools during hot melt extrusion (HME) in order to obtain a better understanding of the relationship between HME processing parameters and the extruded formulations. For the first time two in-line NIR probes (transmission and reflectance) have been coupled with HME to monitor the extrusion of the water insoluble drug indomethacin (IND) in the presence of Soluplus (SOL) or Kollidon VA64 hydrophilic polymers. In-line extrusion monitoring of sheets, produced via a specially designed die, was conducted at various drug/polymer ratios and processing parameters. Characterisation of the extruded transparent sheets was also undertaken by using DSC, XRPD and Raman mapping. Analysis of the experimental findings revealed the production of molecular solutions where IND is homogeneously blended (ascertained by Raman mapping) in the polymer matrices, as it acts as a plasticizer for both hydrophilic polymers. PCA analysis of the recorded NIR signals showed that the screw speed used in HME affects the recorded spectra but not the homogeneity of the embedded drug in the polymer sheets. The IND/VA64 and IND/SOL extruded sheets displayed rapid dissolution rates with 80% and 30% of the IND being released, respectively within the first 20 min.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indomethacin, In-line monitoring, Reflectance; Transmission, Near infrared spectroscopy, Process analytical technology, Hot-melt extrusion, Molecular solutions, Raman mapping
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Medway Centre for Pharmaceutical Science
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2017 11:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14548

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item