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    From Experts to Experts

    Our educational program for drug formulation challenges for experts in the pharmaceutical industry

    With over 150 years of expertise in polymer chemistry, our research & development capabilities around the globe and our clear commitment to developing pharmaceutical excipients, we continuously create solutions that contribute to your success. BASF offers a large variety of technical guidelines, application data, troubleshooting case studies and in-depth webinars addressing major drug formulation or regulatory challenges in the pharmaceutical industry. In this section we share a selection of webinars, posters, books and podcasts from our expert-to-expert educational program.

    From Experts to Experts
    Cutting-edge educational program
    Large variety of trouble shooting case studies, application guidelines and technical books focused on your formulation challenge

    Recent Webcasts

    Overcoming Key Challenges Like Alcohol-Induced Dose Dumping

    In this webcast, experts review principles of sustained release formulation, as well as research conducted by the Free University of Berlin (Germany) and BASF, which investigated methods to successfully formulate sustained-release drugs that comply with regulatory requirements for alcohol-induced dose dumping.

    Understanding the Relationship between Quality Attributes and Microstructure

    R&D teams developing topical semi-solid dermatology products can gain an understanding of the key factors that influence the formation of the complex assemblage of microstructures that compose the Q3, as defined by the arrangement of matter in a formulation, as well as how the microstructure influences the critical quality and performance attributes of the final product.

    Successful Binding of Peroxide Sensitive APIs

    In this This webinar targets all formulators looking for a solution to finally combine excellent binding properties with no peroxide exposure – not only until packaging, or until the bottle or blister is opened, but throughout the whole lifecycle of the drug – from production to patient administration.

    Thermal Sintering for Controlled Drug Release of Hydrophilic Drugs

    Excipients can provide an answer to drug release challenges when their hydrophobic nature is coupled with thermal sintering. This approach intensifies the retardation of drug release by forming plastic matrices of high mechanical strength, which can withstand dose dumping and achieve controlled release.

    Whitepapers

    Maximizing Roller Compaction Benefits with the Proper Excipient Selection

    Roller compaction is employed by the pharmaceutical industry due to the significant advantages it offers in production process efficiency and its applicability for specific APIs. In this whitepaper, a drug development expert will explain when and why roller compaction is used and summarize the key benefits for both the formulator as well as the production team. Participants will learn the key factors to consider when selecting the excipients for optimal compaction results and review examples of different applications.

    Controlling the Physical Properties and Performance of Semi-Solid Formulations

    Exemplary data will demonstrate how specific excipients were used to modify formulation performance, correct formulations that showed aqueous phase separation or weeping and improve stability.

    Choosing the Proper Dissolution Method when Testing Solubilization Performance

    Exemplary data will demonstrate how specific excipients were used to modify formulation performance, correct formulations that showed aqueous phase separation or weeping and improve stability.

    Books

    Overcoming Challenges in Sustained-Release Drug Formulation

    In this eBook, experts review unique considerations for formulating sustained-release drug products, including conflicting regulatory guidances, excipient selection, and balancing human physiological factors with physicochemical properties of the formulated drug.

    Optimizing Topical Semi-Solid Drug Formulation and Performance

    In this eBook, experts explore how the selection of functional excipients can affect the microstructure and performance of topical creams, critical quality attributes for semi-solid formulations, and analytical techniques. Also, hear about common problems that delay the ANDA submission process and how to avoid them.

    Solubility Enhancement with BASF Pharma Polymers - Solubilizer Compendium

    This book is intended for pharmaceutical technologists in industry and at universities who wish to formulate poorly water-soluble drugs or generally interested in solubility enhancement.

    Hot Melt Extrusion with BASF Pharma Polymers - Compendium, 2nd and Enlarged Edition

    From the experts, for the experts: The 2nd edition of BASF’s Hot-Melt Extrusion Compendium – delivering expert advice on creating solid dispersions using BASF pharmaceutical-grade polymers – is now available for download and as print.

    Kollidon® Polyvinylpyrrolidone excipients for the pharmaceutical industry

    This book is intended for all persons in pharmaceutical technology and quality control of drugs.

    Podcasts

    The Role of Semisolid Microstructure in Topical Formulations

    Bozena Michniak-Kohn, professor and director of Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers University, and Norman Richardson, global technical development and marketing manager, skin delivery, BASF, discuss the importance of understanding the interactions of excipients in semi-solid formulations.

    Twin Screw Wet Granulation for Solubility Enhancement of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs

    In this dedicated dialogue, solubility enhancement expert Andreas Gryczke from BASF will answer additional questions that have been posed in our recent webinar on Twin Screw Wet Granulation for Solubility Enhancement of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs.

    Videos

    Kollicoat ® MAE 100-55 – Dust free enteric release coating powder

    Kollicoat ® MAE 100-55 combines two things hard to bring together – it can directly exchange the comparable pH 5.5 enteric release coating polymer in your commercial formulations, and still bring significant handling improvement to your operators because it does not dust at all.

    Solubilization challenges need new ways of bringing chemistry

    In the Pharmaceutical industry, more than 70% of new drugs developed are poorly water soluble, which means that the human body can hardly adsorb them. This represents one of the major challenges of the industry. It was BASF and its team of experts - including Andreas Gryczke - who have used the combination of chemistry and process technology know-how to establish a simple and efficient solution for this issue. Hot Melt Extrusion, a technology well-known from the plastics industry, helps to enables pharmaceutical companies to literally solve their solubilization issue.

    Posters

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