Development of a pharmaceutical product involves several inter-related steps with multiple decisions requiring iterative improvements. Large amounts of information, including the properties of a drug substance, interactions of additives, packing materials, unit operations, equipment, administration modes, environmental impact on product intergrity, logistics etc, have to be gathered and used for decision making during pharmaceutical formulation development.
Hence, a systematic model of the associated information is thus needed to streamline the product development process and provide a common foundation to support the information. Following the information-centric tool to enable efficient drug discovery and development research is the buzz for today’s pharmaceutical R&D. Dr. Shruti Bhat, an expert with pharmaceutical formulation development and patenting, through her white paper releases, touching this topic, demonstrates benefit of using an information model through a case study for managing information generated from the preformulation stage of pharmaceutical product development.