(645d) Practical Application of a Mechanistic Model for Twin Screw Granulation for Pharmaceutical Process Development
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum
- Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 1:33pm-1:54pm
In twin screw granulation process development, finding the optimal design and operational space for a new formulation can consume significant time and material due to the highly configurable screw layout in addition to the main process parameters. In this work, a case study will be presented that utilizes a mechanistic model of a twin screw granulation process to improve on the current, experimentally driven process development workflow. Model validation against experimental data will be presented, and data requirements will be discussed. Further, the ability of the model to reduce the experimental burden during process development will be explored. Finally, the incorporation of downstream processing models, such as dryers, mills, and tablet presses, will be investigated.