Texture Analysis as a Modern Approach to Evaluate Dosage Forms and Medical Devices
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
Keywords: texture analysis, texture analyzer, mechanical properties, geometrical characteristics, surface properties, pharmaceutical industry, medical devices
Texture analysis is an established technique to assess objectively the textural properties of materials and products, such as hardness, elasticity, burst strength and adhesiveness. With the need for reliable and cost-effective equipment, texture analysis is becoming the method of choice in the pharmaceutical industry to maintain quality standards and provide analytical data on multiple products such as pharmaceutical dosage forms. With the large number of techniques and probes available to assess physical properties of materials, texture analyzers represent innovative equipment for research and industrial purposes.
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