Pharmaceutical Drying Systems
Learn how The ONIX Corporation’s dehydration systems can help process pharmaceuticals.
The pharmaceutical industry helps to discover, develop, produce, and market pharmaceuticals for the medical industry. Pharmaceutical companies can either specialize in branded medications or generic medications that take after popular brands. They are also involved in manufacturing medical devices.
The process of designing new drugs for commercial use is called drug discovery. The pharmaceutical industry takes advantage of research institutions to help create pharmaceuticals or drugs that may be advantageous in the medical industry. After research is carried out, drug development occurs. This is the process where the primary compound that has been discovered to be effective is the further developed to create a medication that is suitable for human consumption. This involves deciding the correct formula and dosage that is safe for people to take and is usually done by larger pharmaceutical companies.
When the drug has been deemed suitable for large scale use, it then moves to the drug manufacturing phase where industrial scale synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs by pharmaceutical companies takes place. The process is often broken down into numerous unit operations that can include milling, granulation, coating, tablet pressing, and often many more steps depending on the specific drug in question. The ONIX Corporation has the ability to help with some of these processes such as, rotary drying and material handling.
Often during the manufacturing stage of drug development, milling is often used to help reduce the particle size in a drug powder. This could help the homogeneity, dosage, and bioavailability. It also helps to increase the solubility of the drug compound. On the opposite end of the spectrum, granulation is used to help bind together small particles to help for larger particles, or granules.
Pharmaceuticals can benefit from rotary drying and material handling. The ONIX Corporation’s processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with or want a better more effective way to process. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, pharmaceuticals and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether you’re looking for a new solution to process pharmaceuticals or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.