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Handbook of Pharmaceutical Granulation Technology

3rd Edition

Edited by Dilip M. Parikh, Dilip M. Parikh, Dilip M. Parikh, Dilip M. Parikh

CRC Press

676 pages | 300 B/W Illus.

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The Third Edition presents all pharmaceutical industry personnel and those in academia with critical updates on the recent advances in granulation technology and changes in FDA regulatory guidelines. Addressing precisely how these recent innovations and revisions affect unit operation of particle generation and granulation, this text assists the reader in selecting the ideal technology for his/her company’s particular drug delivery system. This knowledge helps ensure that regulatory guidelines are followed and met in a cost-effective manner.

Here are just a few of the new topics discussed in this revised and expanded handbook:

  • spray drying
  • nanotechnology
  • biotechnologically derived drugs
  • nutraceuticals
  • controlled release drugs
  • particle engineering
  • supercritical fluids
  • concepts of design space
  • process optimization
  • regulation harmonization by global health authorities
  • process controlexpert systems
  • Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
  • regulatory issues in granulation

In addition, all chapters in the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Granulation Technology explore the fundamentals of powder characterization, granulation, and state-of-the-art technologies, modeling, application of expert systems, and manufacturing optimization.



"… very useful for pharmaceutical professionals."

-IASI Polytechnic Magazine (for previous edition)

Table of Contents



Introduction, Dilip M. Parikh

Theory of Granulation: An Engineering Perspective, Bryan J. Ennis


Drug Substance and Excipient Characterization, Lai Wah Chan, Xiang Kou, and Paul W. S. Heng

Binders in Pharmaceutical Granulation, Thomas Dürig

Spray Drying and Pharmaceutical Applications, Metin Çelik and Susan C. Wendell

Supercritical Fluid Technology, Martin A. Wahl

Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanoengineering, Deepak Thassu, Yashwant Pathak, and Michel Deleers


Roller Compaction Technology, Ronald W. Miller

Wet Granulation in Low- and High-Shear Mixers, Rajeev Gokhale and Namrata R. Trivedi

Batch Fluid Bed Granulation, Dilip M. Parikh and David M. Jones

Single-Pot Processing, Harald Stahl and Griet Van Vaerenbergh

Extrusion-Spheronization as a Granulation Technique, David F. Erkoboni

Continuous Granulation, Chris Vervaet and Jean Paul Remon


Effervescent Granulation, Guia Bertuzzi

Granulation Approaches in Biotech Industry, Tuo Jin, Weien Yuan, and Hui Li

Granulation of Plant Products and Nutraceuticals, Dilip M. Parikh

Granulation Approaches for Modified Release Products, Neelima Phadnis and Sree Nadkarni

Granulation of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs, Albert W. Brzeczko, Firas El Saleh, and Jiao Yang

Granulation Approaches for Orally Disintegrating Formulations, Gopi Venkatesh

Melt Granulation, Chris Vervaet and Jean Paul Remon


Sizing of Granulation, Gurvinder Singh Rekhi and Richard Sidwell

Granulation Characterization, Cecil W. Propst

Bioavailability and Granule Properties, Sunil S. Jambhekar

Granulation Process Modeling, Ian T. Cameron and Fu Y. Wang

Scale-Up Considerations in Granulation, Yinghe He, Lian X. Liu, James D. Litster, and Defne Kayrak-Talay

Advances in Process Controls and End-Point Determination, Kevin A. Macias and M. Teresa Carvajal


Expert Systems and Their Use in Pharmaceutical Applications, Metin Çelik and Susan C. Wendell

Regulatory Issues in Granulation: The Pharmaceutical Quality for the 21st Century—A Risk-Based Approach, Prasad Kanneganti

Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology in Granulation, Gopi Vudathala, Stanley Rodgers, and John E. Simmons


About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General