Pharmaceutical Technology

Green Ridge Consulting (GRC) offers a fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical technology including drug properties, drug dosage form design and the equipment and processes available for drug product development. This unique and comprehensive blend of expertise provides clients with efficient and innovative solutions for their project needs.

Drug Delivery Technology

GRC identifies and implements appropriate drug formulation technologies to achieve the desired drug release profile including drug absorption and drug distribution. Examples of drug delivery technologies where we have extensive experience include:

  • Amorphous Solid Dispersions – spray drying and hot melt extrusion
  • Fixed dose combinations
  • Tastemasking
  • Pediatric Dosage Forms
  • Controlled Release
    • Osmotic tablets and multiparticulates
    • Matrix tablets
    • Delayed and pulsed release
    • Spray-layered multiparticulates
    • Melt-congeal multiparticulates

Pharmaceutical Unit Operations

GRC has strong working knowledge of many pharmaceutical unit operations. We can select the appropriate equipment and develop a robust process to support many types of drug product manufacturing, specializing in designing processes that fit within the constraints of equipment available in the CRO world.  Examples of unit operations include:

  • Fluid Bed Granulation
  • High Shear Granulation
  • Roller Compaction
  • Single-layer and Multi-layer Compression
  • Pan Coating
  • Twin Screw Extrusion
  • Spray Drying
  • Melt Congealing
  • Fluid Bed Coating