Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Handbook: Production and Processes


 Shayne Cox Gad, PH.D., D.A.B.T., Gad Consulting Services, Cary, North Carolina


From the building of a facility to dosage and delivery forms to tablet production, this handbook covers the full range of topics to help you understand and apply the methods needed to manufacture drugs safely and efficiently. Thoroughly up to date, the handbook also examines the emerging role of nanotechnology in the development and manufacture of drugs and medical devices. Comprehensive in its presentation, this reference includes an entire section dedicated to the economics and business strategies of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This handbook features contributions from a team of expert authors representing the manydisciplines within science, engineering, and technology that are involved in pharmaceutical manufacturing. They provide the information and tools you need to design, implement, operate,and troubleshoot a pharmaceutical manufacturing system. The editor, with more than thirty years’ experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, carefully reviewed all the chapters to ensure that each one is thorough, accurate, and clear.

Key Features

  • Radiopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Clean facility design, construction, and maintenance
  • Controlled-release dosage forms
  • Biodegradable nanoparticles
  • Tablet production systems
  • Cyclodextrin-based nanomaterials in the pharmaceutical field.


  • Hardcover: 1384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (March 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470259582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470259580


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