Review of the Application of PAT in the Pharmaceutical Continuous Crystallization Process

Curr Top Med Chem. 2023 Apr 20. doi: 10.2174/1568026623666230420112709. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAs an important pharmaceutical process, crystallization greatly impacts the final product. In recent years, the continuous crystallization process has attracted more attention from researchers, with the promotion of continuous manufacturing (CM) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The continuous crystallization process has the advantages of high economic benefit, stable and uniform quality, a short production cycle, and personalization. To carry out continuous crystallization, some related process analytical technology (PAT) tools have become the focus of breakthroughs. Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and focused beam reflection measurement (FBRM) tools have gradually become research hotspots due to their fast, non-destructive, and real-time monitoring characteristics. This review compared the advantages and disadvantages of the three technologies. Their applications in the upstream mixed continuous crystallization process, the middle reaches of crystal nucleation and growth, and the process of the downstream refining were discussed to provide corresponding guidance for the practice and further development of these three technologies in the continuous crystallization process and promote the development of CM in the pharmaceutical industry.PMID:37078345 | DOI:10.2174/1568026623666230420112709
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