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When to use a Sinker

Posted by Pam Bialiy on

When to use a Sinker

The following article has been authored by John Heaney. Not all tablets, capsules, and gelcaps behave the same in dissolution media.  In some cases, a dosage may be buoyant enough to move far more than normal when subjected to the turbulence caused by a paddle (Apparatus 2) if not float all the way to the surface.  Either of these would be considered unacceptable if they were observed during a test. The case of a dosage form floating to the surface is obvious.  It’s far out of position from the bottom of the dissolution vessel and is not subject to the...

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