About this Research Topic
Within this framework, according to the “Guidance for Industry: Process Analytical Technology (PAT)” issued by the FDA in 2004, a true quality-by-design manufacturing principle, rather than the classical quality-by-testing approach, should be implemented in order to obtain safe, effective, and affordable medicines. This requires the development of suitable Process Analytical Technologies to monitor and control product quality in-line, focusing also on the physicochemical properties of freeze-dried formulations.
This Research Topic aims to show the most recent advancements in the field of freeze-drying monitoring and control, and in the characterization of freeze-dried products, as well as in the application of these technologies to freeze-drying food.
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