Physical Testing

Physical testing refers to the monitoring of physical characteristics of a drug product, typically oral dosage forms such as tablets and capsules. Physical testing examines the physical attributes of the drug form, such as disintegration, powder flowability, tablet dimensions, and tablet breaking force.

Disintegration Testing
Physical Testing

Disintegration Testing

The new Phase One Disintegration Tester from Hanson Research delivers fast, efficient testing in compliance with USP <701> and <2040> and their harmonized EP and JP methods. Designed for speed, precision, ease of use, and very low maintenance, the Phase One provides a compact, cost-effective solution for labs performing disintegration testing for quality control during new product development and/or batch/lot manufacturing.

Phase One™ Disintegration Tester
Physical Testing

Automated Disintegration Testing

The new Disi AutoSense™ delivers fully automated disintegration testing in compliance with USP <701> and <2040> and their harmonized EP and JP methods. Controlled by sophisticated software, the system measures and stores test data while displaying in‐process disintegration values graphically in real time. 21 CFR Part 11 compliance is enhanced by secure audit trails, data security, and advanced user permissions settings. Every AutoSense system is supported by Teledyne Hanson’s world-renowned installation, qualification, and maintenance support services.

Disi Autosense™ Disintegration Tester
Automated Disintegration Testing
Physical Testing

Powder Flowability

The Flodex is a simple-to-use tool that helps you determine a reliable and repeatable flowability index over an arbitrary scale of 4 to 40 to use as a specification for your raw materials. This one simple test takes in account the numerous parameters that affect powder flowability such as particle size and shape, "fines," unit surface, actual and bulk density, porosity, settling, and electrostatic charge.

Flodex™
Powder Flowability
Tablet Testing
Physical Testing

Tablet Testing

Accurate evaluation of a tablet’s physical characteristics, especially tablet breaking force (hardness) is essential to product development, manufacturing, and quality control. Tablet breaking force is a crucial characteristic in the manufacturing of solid dose formulations, affecting bonding and integrity of the final form, and its ability to withstand the stresses of production, packaging, and transportation. An incorrect degree of hardness further affects the dissolution properties of the tablet, potentially causing it to release active pharmaceutical ingredients too quickly or too slowly.

Tablet Testers
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