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Engineering and manufacturing of pharmaceutical co-crystals: a review of solvent-free manufacturing technologies

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Abstract

Design and synthesis of pharmaceutical cocrystals have received great interest in recent years. Cocrystallization of drug substances offers a tremendous opportunity for the development of new drug products with superior physical and pharmacological properties such as solubility, stability, hydroscopicity, dissolution rates and bioavailability. It is now possible to engineer and develop cocrystals via ‘green chemistry’ and environmentally friendly approaches such as solid-state synthesis in the absence of organic solvents. In addition, significant efforts have been directed towards computational screening, cocrystal manufacturing in a continuous manner and real-time monitoring for quality purposes by using various analytical tools. Pharmaceutical cocrystals are not fully exploited yet and there is a lot of ground to cover before they can be successfully utilized as medical products.

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Submitted
10 Feb 2016
Accepted
27 May 2016
First published
27 May 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8772-8786
Article type
Feature Article
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Engineering and manufacturing of pharmaceutical co-crystals: a review of solvent-free manufacturing technologies

S. A. Ross, D. A. Lamprou and D. Douroumis, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8772
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01289B

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