Shopping Cart

News — USP <1092>

Why use Apex Vessels?

Posted by Pam Bialiy on

Why use Apex Vessels?

The following article has been authored by John Heaney.  Coning of disintegrating dosage forms is fairly common when using Apparatus 2 (Paddles) to perform dissolution testing.  The reason for this is the spinning of the paddle causes a cone shaped zone to form directly beneath it where there is low hydrodynamic activity.  In other words, it’s a bit of a dead zone where the stirring has little effect, and the particles are allowed to settle. Depending on the formulation this coning can be problematic.  It can prevent drug from dissolving in the media due to a reduction in the effective...

Read more →