Hot-melt extrusion (HME) formulations of Albendazole for increasing dissolution properties

Martinez-Marcos, Laura and Lamprou, Dimitrios and Halbert, Gavin (2016) Hot-melt extrusion (HME) formulations of Albendazole for increasing dissolution properties. In: PBP 10th World Meeting in Pharmaceutics, Biopharmeceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, 2016-04-04 - 2016-04-07, SECC.

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    Abstract

    Hot-Melt-Extrusion (HME) is a flexible process that uses high temperature and pressure conditions to pump raw materials such as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and a pharmaceutical grade polymer through a barrel. The material is conveyed and mixed using intermeshing co-rotating twin-screws and then pushed through a die to form a well-shaped strand. Due to the high mixing degree provided by the twin-screws, the drug is transformed from crystalline to amorphous form. The use of twin-screw extruders is currently being implemented within continuous manufacturing platforms (Crowley, 2007).