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Publication Date: 03/1995
Pages: 3
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Surface area analyzer improves pharmaceutical manufacturer's process control

A pharmaceutical manufacturer installs a surface area analyzer that performs more sample analyses in a shorter time.

Merck & Company operates a multifunctional pharmaceutical and biological research and manufacturing site in West Point, Pa., which receives thousands of raw materials. The site receives about 150 active ingredients [or bulk drug substances], of which 99 percent are dry bulk products. Examples are lovastatin [an active ingredient that lowers cholesterol] and hydrochlorothiazide [an active ingredient that acts as a diuretic and antihypertensive].

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