Multivariate optimization software for complex manufacturing processes
With pharmaceutical manufacturing costing an estimated 25 percent of revenues, even a one percent improvement in efficiency produces significant financial benefits.
Complex process is synonymous to pharmaceutical manufacturing. From the development of the perfect drug formulation to its final dosage form, scientists and process engineering face a myriad of decisions and potential difficulties. To define a complex problem we will use the example illustrated in Figure 1 – Compression Problem. The problem consists of directly compressing a blend into solid oral dosage forms (tablets).