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New Dissolution Apparatus for Pharmaceutical Quality Control

Agilent Technologies platform sets new global standard for dissolution

Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 14:00

(Agilent Technologies: Santa Clara, CA) -- Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus, a quality control instrument that can be configured for manual and automated applications. The new device includes an improved design that minimizes variability and improves results. Dissolution is a technique used in the pharmaceutical industry to determine the rate at which pure active pharmaceutical ingredients dissolve.

“Agilent is committed to maintaining Varian’s tradition of excellence in dissolution and establishing a new standard for pharmaceutical companies and other firms operating in a global marketplace,” says Frank Riba, Agilent business manager of Dissolution Division. “The new 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus yields the sample-to-sample consistency that is critical for scientists assessing batch-to-batch performance, bioequivalency, and other characteristics of their compounds.”

The 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus is available as a basic manual model and in a variety of automated configurations for high-throughput online sampling and online ultra violet analysis. The apparatus allows for several advanced usage options, including temperature monitoring, automated dosage delivery and in-situ fiber optic analysis. Customized add-ons allow a variety of dosage types to be analyzed on the same apparatus.

The design of the 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus conforms to internationally harmonized pharmacopoeia specifications for basket, paddle, rotating cylinder, intrinsic, and paddle-over-disk configurations. The apparatus can test tablets, capsules, and a wide variety of other dosage forms.

In addition to the dissolution apparatus hardware and software, Agilent provides high-quality service for the DS-708 Dissolution Apparatus around the globe, including qualification documentation for the entire system; trained chemists to perform the installation and qualification; standard operating procedure templates; technical support for drug release methods, equipment, and regulatory questions; and sponsorship for the vendor-neutral online Dissolution Discussion Group forum.

For more information, visit www.chem.agilent.com.

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