Handbook of Preformulation: Chemical, Biological, and Botanical Drugs

1st Edition

Sarfaraz K. Niazi

CRC Press
Published September 18, 2006
Reference - 446 Pages - 54 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849371936 - CAT# 7193

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Summary

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.