ISBN 9780849371936,Handbook Of Preformulation: Chemical, Biological, And Botanical Drugs

Handbook Of Preformulation: Chemical, Biological, And Botanical Drugs



Routledge a Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780849371936

ISBN-10 0849371937

Hard Back

Number of Pages 446 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Preformulation studies are the physical, chemical, and biological studies needed to characterize a drug substance for enabling the proper design of a drug product, whereas the effectiveness of a drug product is determined during the formulation studies phase. Though the two disciplines overlap in practice, each is a significantly distinct phase of new drug development. Entirely focused on preformulation principles, this handbook provides detailed descriptions of preformulation methodologies, gives a state-of-the-art description of each technique, and lists the currently available tools useful in providing a comprehensive characterization of a new drug entity