Modeling of Disintegration and Dissolution Behavior of Mefenamic Acid Formulation Using Numeric Solution of Noyes-Whitney Equation with Cellular Automata on Microtomographic and Algorithmically Generated Surfaces
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Manufacturing parameters may have a strong impact on the dissolution and disintegration of solid dosage forms. In line with process analytical technology (PAT) and quality by design approaches, computer-based technologies can be used to design, control, and improve the quality of pharmaceutical compacts and their performance. In view of shortcomings of computationally intensive finite-element or discrete-element methods, we propose a modeling and simulation approach based on numerical solutions of the Noyes-Whitney equation in combination with a cellular automata-supported disintegration model. The results from in vitro release studies of mefenamic acid formulations were compared to calculated release patterns. In silico simulations with our disintegration model showed a high similarity of release profile as compared to the experimental evaluation. Furthermore, algorithmically created virtual tablet structures were in good agreement with microtomography experiments. We conclude that the proposed computational model is a valuable tool to predict the influence of material attributes and process parameters on drug release from tablets Show more
Journal / seriesPharmaceutics
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Subjectdrug release simulation; disintegration simulation; poorly water-soluble drug; mefenamic acid; Noyes-Whitney equation; cellular automata; synchrotron microtomography
Organisational unit03817 - Stampanoni, Marco F.M. / Stampanoni, Marco F.M.
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