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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353082/3d-extrusion-printing-of-high-drug-loading-immediate-release-paracetamol-tablets
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Shaban A Khaled, Morgan R Alexander, Ricky D Wildman, Martin J Wallace, Sonja Sharpe, Jae Yoo, Clive J Roberts
The manufacture of immediate release high drug loading paracetamol oral tablets was achieved using an extrusion based 3D printer from a premixed water based paste formulation. The 3D printed tablets demonstrate that a very high drug (paracetamol) loading formulation (80% w/w) can be printed as an acceptable tablet using a method suitable for personalisation and distributed manufacture. Paracetamol is an example of a drug whose physical form can present challenges to traditional powder compression tableting...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352367/continuous-manufacturing-of-co-crystals-challenges-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Rahul B Chavan, Rajesh Thipparaboina, Balvant Yadav, Nalini R Shastri
The last decade has witnessed extensive growth in the field of co-crystallization for mitigating the solubility and dissolution-related issues of poorly soluble drugs. This is largely because co-crystals can modify the physicochemical properties of drugs without any covalent modification in the drug molecules. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now considers drug products that are designed to contain a new co-crystal, analogous to new polymorph of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This positive change in regulatory perspective coupled with successful commercialization of valsartan-sacubitril co-crystal (Entresto, Novartis) has now brought co-crystals into focus, in both industries as well as academia...
January 19, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350559/visualizing-3d-food-microstructure-using-tomographic-methods-advantages-and-disadvantages
#3
Zi Wang, Els Herremans, Siem Janssen, Dennis Cantre, Pieter Verboven, Bart Nicolaï
X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) provides the unique ability to capture intact internal microstructure data without significant preparation of the sample. The fundamentals of micro-CT technology are briefly described along with a short introduction to basic image processing, quantitative analysis, and derivative computational modeling. The applications and limitations of micro-CT in industries such as meat, dairy, postharvest, and bread/confectionary are discussed to serve as a guideline to the plausibility of utilizing the technique for detecting features of interest...
January 18, 2018: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350075/characterization-of-the-proteome-and-lipidome-profiles-of-human-lung-cells-after-low-dose-and-chronic-exposure-to-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
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Santosh Phuyal, Mayes Kasem, Oskar Knittelfelder, Animesh Sharma, Davi de Miranda Fonseca, Vaineta Vebraite, Sergey Shaposhnikov, Geir Slupphaug, Vidar Skaug, Shanbeh Zienolddiny
The effects of long-term chronic exposure of human lung cells to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and their impact upon cellular proteins and lipids were investigated. Since the lung is the major target organ, an in vitro normal bronchial epithelial cell line model was used. Additionally, to better mimic exposure to manufactured nanomaterials at occupational settings, cells were continuously exposed to two non-toxic and low doses of a MWCNT for 13-weeks. MWCNT-treatment increased ROS levels in cells without increasing oxidative DNA damage and resulted in differential expression of multiple anti- and pro-apoptotic proteins...
January 19, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348718/qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-furosine-in-fresh-and-processed-ginsengs
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Yali Li, Xiaoxu Liu, Lulu Meng, Yingping Wang
Background: Furosine (ɛ-N-2-furoylmethyl-L-lysine, FML) is an amino acid derivative, which is considered to be an important indicator of the extent of damage (deteriorating the quality of amino acid and proteins due to a blockage of lysine and a decrease in the digestibility of proteins) during the early stages of the Maillard reaction. In addition, FML has been proven to be harmful because it is closely related to a variety of diseases such as diabetes. The qualitative analysis of FML in fresh and processed ginsengs was confirmed using HPLC-MS...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346485/adverse-events-in-facial-implant-surgery-and-associated-malpractice-litigation
#6
Hani M Rayess, Peter Svider, Curtis Hanba, Vivek Sagar Patel, Michael Carron, Giancarlo Zuliani
Importance: Facial implants represent an important strategy for providing instant and long-lasting volume enhancement to address both aging and posttraumatic defects. Objective: To better understand risks of facial implants by examining national resources encompassing adverse events and considerations facilitating associated litigation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study reviewed complications following facial implants...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346173/the-subresolution-datscan-phantom-a-cost-effective-flexible-alternative-to-traditional-phantom-technology
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Jonathan C Taylor, Nicholas Vennart, Ian Negus, Robin Holmes, Oliver Bandmann, Christine Lo, John Fenner
The Alderson striatal phantom is frequently used to assess I-FP-CIT (Ioflupane) image quality and to test semi-quantification software. However, its design is associated with a number of limitations, in particular: unrealistic image appearances and inflexibility. A new physical phantom approach is proposed on the basis of subresolution phantom technology. The design incorporates thin slabs of attenuating material generated through additive manufacturing, and paper sheets with radioactive ink patterns printed on their surface, created with a conventional inkjet printer...
January 17, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346114/or-net-a-service-oriented-architecture-for-safe-and-dynamic-medical-device-interoperability
#8
Martin Kasparick, Malte Schmitz, Björn Andersen, Max Rockstroh, Stefan Franke, Stefan Schlichting, Frank Golatowski, Dirk Timmermann
Modern surgical departments are characterized by a high degree of automation supporting complex procedures. It recently became apparent that integrated operating rooms can improve the quality of care, simplify clinical workflows, and mitigate equipment-related incidents and human errors. Particularly using computer assistance based on data from integrated surgical devices is a promising opportunity. However, the lack of manufacturer-independent interoperability often prevents the deployment of collaborative assistive systems...
January 18, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345976/synthetic-biology-immunotherapy-by-design
#9
Matthew J Brenner, Jang Hwan Cho, Nicole M L Wong, Wilson W Wong
Cellular immunotherapy holds great promise for the treatment of human disease. Clinical evidence suggests that T cell immunotherapies have the potential to combat cancers that evade traditional immunotherapy. Despite promising results, adverse effects leading to fatalities have left scientists seeking tighter control over these therapies, which is reflected in the growing body of synthetic biology literature focused on developing tightly controlled, context-independent parts. In addition, researchers are adapting these tools for other uses, such as for the treatment of autoimmune disease, HIV infection, and fungal interactions...
January 18, 2018: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345267/ambient-storage-of-microencapsulated-lactobacillus-plantarum-st-iii-by-complex-coacervation-of-type-a-gelatin-and-gum-arabic
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Meng Zhao, Ying Wang, Xue Huang, Michael Gaenzle, Zhengjun Wu, Katsuyoshi Nishinari, Nan Yang, Yapeng Fang
Ambient storage of dry powdered probiotics is necessary for manufacturer's cost reduction and customer's convenience. Complex coacervation is a promising microencapsulation technique. In this work, a probiotic matrix of type-A gelatin/gum arabic/sucrose (GE/GA/S) with high coacervation pH was designed, based on the alkaline isoelectric point of type-A gelatin. Bacterial survival during ambient storage at room temperature and certain relative humidity were detected. To clarify the protection factors of the coacervation matrix of GE/GA/S, dry microcapsules of GA, GE, GE/sucrose and GE/GA were prepared as controls and compared in terms of their morphology, moisture content, dynamic vapor absorption and cell viability...
January 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344794/ticagrelor-for-secondary-prevention-of-atherothrombotic-events-after-myocardial-infarction-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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REVIEW
Xavier G L V Pouwels, Robert Wolff, Bram L T Ramaekers, Anoukh Van Giessen, Shona Lang, Steve Ryder, Gill Worthy, Steven Duffy, Nigel Armstrong, Jos Kleijnen, Manuela A Joore
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of ticagrelor (Brilique®), to submit evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of ticagrelor 60 mg twice daily (BID) in combination with low-dose aspirin [acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)] compared with ASA only for secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) and who are at increased risk of atherothrombotic events. Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd (KSR), in collaboration with Maastricht University Medical Centre+, was commissioned as the evidence review group (ERG)...
January 18, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344709/microbial-characterization-of-methanogenic-and-iron-reducing-consortium-in-reactors-with-polychlorinated-biphenyls
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Mara R de Lima E Silva, Regiane C Correa, Isabel K Sakamoto, Maria B A Varesche
Recent papers have confirmed current environmental pollution and the continuous release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) despite the prohibition of its manufacture worldwide. As the dehalogenating microorganisms are able to remove halogens from various analogous compounds, the characterization of PCB metabolisms can improve the degradation of similar compounds. Thus, this study extensively evaluated the microbial community developed in methanogenic and iron-reducing reactors. The horizontal-flow anaerobic reactor (HAIB) with real waste of Aroclor (1 mL L-1) was fed with mineral medium, ethanol, and sodium formate...
January 17, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343772/shape-matching-soft-mechanical-metamaterials
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M J Mirzaali, S Janbaz, M Strano, L Vergani, A A Zadpoor
Architectured materials with rationally designed geometries could be used to create mechanical metamaterials with unprecedented or rare properties and functionalities. Here, we introduce "shape-matching" metamaterials where the geometry of cellular structures comprising auxetic and conventional unit cells is designed so as to achieve a pre-defined shape upon deformation. We used computational models to forward-map the space of planar shapes to the space of geometrical designs. The validity of the underlying computational models was first demonstrated by comparing their predictions with experimental observations on specimens fabricated with indirect additive manufacturing...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343681/oral-health-in-china-from-vision-to-action
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REVIEW
Xuedong Zhou, Xin Xu, Jiyao Li, Deyu Hu, Tao Hu, Wei Yin, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
Chinese president Xi Jinping made clear at the National Health and Wellness Conference that health is the prerequisite for people's all-around development and a precondition for the sustainable development of China. Oral health is an indispensable component of overall health in humans. However, the long neglect of oral health in overall health agendas has made oral diseases an increasing concern. With this perspective, we described the global challenges of oral diseases, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by China...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343620/comparative-extractables-study-of-autoclavable-polyethersulfone-filter-cartridges-for-sterile-filtration
#15
Roberto Menzel, Ina Pahl, Thomas Loewe, Armin Hauk
Sterile filters are ubiquitous in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Since such filters are in direct contact with the process fluid, profiling of the extractables is of utmost importance. The work presented here reveals the extractables profile from filter cartridges for sterilizing grade filtration, which were obtained from six different vendors. All filters contain a 0.2 μm polyethersulfone (PES) membrane for sterile filtration combined with a PES pre-filter with retention rates spanning from 0...
January 17, 2018: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342890/polymer-ceramic-composite-scaffolds-the-effect-of-hydroxyapatite-and-%C3%AE-tri-calcium-phosphate
#16
Boyang Huang, Guilherme Caetano, Cian Vyas, Jonny James Blaker, Carl Diver, Paulo Bártolo
The design of bioactive scaffolds with improved mechanical and biological properties is an important topic of research. This paper investigates the use of polymer-ceramic composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Different ceramic materials (hydroxyapatite (HA) and β-tri-calcium phosphate (TCP)) were mixed with poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL). Scaffolds with different material compositions were produced using an extrusion-based additive manufacturing system. The produced scaffolds were physically and chemically assessed, considering mechanical, wettability, scanning electron microscopy and thermal gravimetric tests...
January 14, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342864/mechanical-properties-of-a-newly-additive-manufactured-implant-material-based-on-ti-42nb
#17
Christian Schulze, Markus Weinmann, Christoph Schweigel, Olaf Keßler, Rainer Bader
The application of Ti-6Al-4V alloy or commercially pure titanium for additive manufacturing enables the fabrication of complex structural implants and patient-specific implant geometries. However, the difference in Young's modulus of α + β-phase Ti alloys compared to the human bone promotes stress-shielding effects in the implant-bone interphase. The aim of the present study is the mechanical characterization of a new pre-alloyed β-phase Ti-42Nb alloy for application in additive manufacturing. The present investigation focuses on the mechanical properties of SLM-printed Ti-42Nb alloy in tensile and compression tests...
January 13, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342074/characterization-of-an-additive-manufactured-tial-alloy-steel-joint-produced-by-electron-beam-welding
#18
Gloria Basile, Giorgio Baudana, Giulio Marchese, Massimo Lorusso, Mariangela Lombardi, Daniele Ugues, Paolo Fino, Sara Biamino
In this work, the characterization of the assembly of a steel shaft into a γ-TiAl part for turbocharger application, obtained using Electron Beam Welding (EBW) technology with a Ni-based filler, was carried out. The Ti-48Al-2Nb-0.7Cr-0.3Si (at %) alloy part was produced by Electron Beam Melting (EBM). This additive manufacturing technology allows the production of a lightweight part with complex shapes. The replacement of Nickel-based superalloys with TiAl alloys in turbocharger automotive applications will lead to an improvement of the engine performance and a substantial reduction in fuel consumption and emission...
January 17, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341913/characterisation-of-pore-structures-of-pharmaceutical-tablets-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Daniel Markl, Alexa Strobel, Rüdiger Schlossnikl, Johan Bøtker, Prince Bawuah, Cathy Ridgway, Jukka Rantanen, Thomas Rades, Patrick Gane, Kai-Erik Peiponen, J Axel Zeitler
Traditionally, the development of a new solid dosage form is formulation-driven and less focus is put on the design of a specific microstructure for the drug delivery system. However, the compaction process particularly impacts the microstructure, or more precisely, the pore architecture in a pharmaceutical tablet. Besides the formulation, the pore structure is a major contributor to the overall performance of oral solid dosage forms as it directly affects the liquid uptake rate, which is the very first step of the dissolution process...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336721/using-hydrogen-peroxide-to-prevent-antibody-disulfide-bond-reduction-during-manufacturing-process
#20
Cheng Du, Yunping Huang, Ameya Borwankar, Zhijun Tan, Anthony Cura, Joon Chong Yee, Nripen Singh, Richard Ludwig, Michael Borys, Sanchayita Ghose, Nesredin Mussa, Zheng Jian Li
During large-scale monoclonal antibody manufacturing, disulfide bond reduction of antibodies, which results in generation of low molecule weight species, is occasionally observed. When this happens, the drug substance does not meet specifications. Many investigations have been conducted across the biopharmaceutical industry to identify the root causes, and multiple strategies have been proposed to mitigate the problem. The reduction is correlated with the release of cellular reducing components and depletion of dissolved oxygen before, during, and after harvest...
January 16, 2018: MAbs
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