11From Canada: Applying POLCA in a Pharmaceutical Environment

Guest authors: Justin Bos and Susan Ferris

Patheon is a global pharmaceuticals contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Patheon offers a simplified, end-to-end supply chain solution for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies of all sizes. The Toronto Regional Operations site specializes in high-potency oral solid dose development and commercial manufacturing.

A typical process flow in an oral solid dose plant has five stages: Dispensing (where the materials are measured to the exact amounts required); Granulation (where the materials are combined to create a uniform blend); Compression (where the blend is formed into tablets); Coating (where the tablet ...

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