Pharmaceuticals are drugs that are used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure diseases and medical conditions. They can be prescription drugs, which are only available with a doctor’s prescription, or over-the-counter drugs, which can be purchased without a prescription. Pharmaceuticals are developed through a complex process that involves several steps, including research and development, formulation, manufacturing, and quality control. The goal of pharmaceuticals is to improve health outcomes for patients by providing safe and effective treatments for a wide range of medical conditions. Pharmaceuticals can take many forms, including tablets, capsules, liquids, injectable, and topical preparations, and can be administered by various routes, including oral, topical, inhalation, and intravenous. The use of pharmaceuticals is regulated by government agencies to ensure their safety and efficacy.

Pharmaceutical processing refers to the methods used to create pharmaceutical products, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Pharmaceutical processing is a complex and highly regulated industry that involves several steps, including research and development, formulation, manufacturing, and quality control. The process of creating a pharmaceutical product typically begins with the discovery of a new compound or the identification of an existing compound with therapeutic potential. The next step is the formulation of the drug, which involves determining the appropriate dose, route of administration, and other factors. Once the formulation has been determined, the drug is manufactured through a series of processing steps that can include mixing, blending, granulating, milling, and tableting or encapsulation. The finished product is then subjected to rigorous quality control testing to ensure that it meets the required standards for safety, efficacy, and purity. The goal of pharmaceutical processing is to create safe and effective drugs that meet the needs of patients and healthcare providers.

Blending is usually done using a mixer, such as a ribbon blender, cone blender or a planetary mixer. The ingredients can be in a dry or liquid form, and the specific mixing techniques used depend on the nature of the ingredients and the desired outcome. Blending is a crucial step in the production of many pharmaceutical products, such as tablets, capsules, and liquids.

The drying process typically takes place in a drying chamber or dryer, where the temperature and airflow are carefully controlled to ensure that the product is dried evenly and to the desired moisture content. After drying, the product may be packaged or used as an ingredient in further processing.

Milling is a process used in the production of pharmaceutical products to reduce the size of solid particles. The goal of milling in pharmaceutical processing is to produce a homogeneous mixture with the desired particle size and distribution. Milling can be done using a variety of equipment, including hammer mills, ball mills, and jet mills. The specific milling method used depends on the type of product and the desired outcome.

Orbis Machinery offers double arm mixers & extruders, tumble blenders or paddle & ribbon blenders, tumble dryers and ball mills for the pharmaceutical industry.