A review of the applications of OCT for analysing pharmaceutical film coatings

Lin, Hungyen and Zhang, Zijian and Markl, Daniel and Zeitler, J. and Shen, Yaochun (2018) A review of the applications of OCT for analysing pharmaceutical film coatings. Applied Sciences, 8 (12). 2700. ISSN 2076-3417

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    Abstract

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has recently attracted a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry as a fast, contactless and non-destructive modality for quantifying thin film coatings on pharmaceutical dosage forms, which cannot be resolved easily with other techniques. In this topical review, we present an overview of the research that has been performed to date, highlighting key differences between systems and outlining major challenges ahead