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Discovery & Development Formulation, Drug Delivery

Dare to Be Different

“You’re a tablet design specialist – what does that entail?” people often ask me, assuming that the job of designing tablets is rather simple. But so many different shape, size and color options are available.  The design process starts with a whole host of questions – the biggest: what is suitable for the target patients? Tiny tablets might be perceived as the easiest to swallow but they are hard to handle and easy to drop. And what about color? The one you’ve chosen for your tablet may not be suitable for the Japanese market (although it’s perfect for North America). And the manufacturing department may like that simple tablet design, but is it too easy to copy? Things are already getting complicated…

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About the Author

Charlotte Miller

Charlotte started her pharmaceutical career in Quality Assurance with GSK and GW Pharmaceuticals.
Since joining Colorcon in 2008, she has completed a BSc in Biosciences, gaining experience in regulatory affairs and quality assurance, as well as technical expertise in solid oral dose design. Charlotte’s primary responsibility is management of Colorcon’s Brand Enhancement Service for Tablets within the EMEA region. This involves providing tablet designs for pharmaceutical products through combining knowledge on therapeutic categories, patient preferences based on the customers own development brief. She combine technical knowledge and experience with her creative flare.

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