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Impact of Tooling Size on the Heckel Profile and Derived Compressibility Parameters

While simple combinations of dosage forms expedite access to First-in-human (FIH) studies, the demand for robust formulations and processes challenges quick development, particularly for tablet production. Early clinical phases face hurdles like dose uncertainty and limited active pharmaceutical ingredient availability. The study addresses these challenges by proposing a compressibility assessment method using small-scale experiments. The aim is to establish a pre-formulation screening approach based on compressibility data for active ingredients, utilizing round punches of varying diameters. By employing the smallest tooling, the study achieves a remarkable 75% reduction in the amount of active ingredient required for compressibility analysis.

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