UNIT 7.3 Overview of Drug Product Development

  1. Kathleen M. Lee

Published Online: 1 FEB 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471141755.ph0703s15

Current Protocols in Pharmacology

Current Protocols in Pharmacology

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Lee, K. M. 2002. Overview of Drug Product Development. Current Protocols in Pharmacology. 15:7.3:7.3.1–7.3.10.

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  1. Pharmaceutics Scios, Sunnyvale, California

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2002
  2. Published Print: DEC 2001

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Drug product development, also called formulation chemistry, is the process of developing formulations for use in toxicology and clinical studies and for commercial supply. In this overview, the development process is described, including dosage forms for various delivery routes, toxicology formulation development, ingredient selection and manufacturing process development.