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Blister Pack Blues – The Struggle to Extract Vital Medication!

Blister Pack Blues – The Struggle to Extract Vital Medication!

1/13/15 11am EST

An Interview with Dr. Kathy Jones

Blister packs offer many advantages, but they pose challenges if difficult to open, especially where repetitive dispensing methods such as in institutional setting are employed. Nurses may dispense medications from blister packages to multiple patients multiple times during a shift. Tablets and blister packaging, which come in many sizes and shapes, require variable forces and techniques to extract the medicine. Dr. Kathy Jones discusses how a texture analyzer can be used to measure the force required to depress the blister and therefore can be utilized to compare blister designs in an R&D setting. read more

Cheese With a Bite: Controlling Cheese Processing With a Texture Analyzer

Cheese With a Bite: Controlling Cheese Processing With a Texture Analyzer

5/29/2014 at 11am (EDT)

An Interview With Dr Shamsheer Mahammad

Dr Shamsheer Mahammad from Kraft Foods in Glenview Illinois USA will share his recommendations for test methods that make best use of texture analyzers and rheometers to characterize the flow properties of cheese formulations used in a variety of food product applications. read more

How do you test construction materials for “flowability”?

How do you test construction materials for “flowability”?

11/6/13 at 11am EST

Dr. Guy Rosenthal Interview

How do you test construction materials for “flowability”? For example, when you open a tub of joint compound, does it have the right consistency? Do you know right away when you stick your trowel in? Or is the proof of the pudding in how it spreads? read more

 

BROOKFIELD RESPONDS: Q+A

06/2014

CUSTOMER CHALLENGE: Medicinal and pharmaceutical products that are applied by spraying have gained in popularity because they easily coat the targeted surface without need for further spreading action by the consumer. Oral and nasal sprays are good examples; they work with great rapidity, migrating quickly to the target area and producing a very desirable benefit for the patient in terms of fast relief. How do we, as a manufacturer, know whether the spray will actually stick to the targeted surface once it arrives? Relying on feedback from user groups is one way to get the necessary information, but has a highly variable range of responses, since it is based on human judgment, and can be quite expensive. Is there a way to do this type of assessment using instrumentation?

BROOKFIELD ANSWERS: Instruments known as Texture Analyzers or Texture Testers provide a convenient and objective means for making this measurement...read more

02/2014

CUSTOMER CHALLENGE: We are trying to measure the consistency of our salad dressings, which range from the consistency of mayonnaise to thick and creamy blue cheese dressings. We use different T-bar spindles with the Helipath Stand on a rotational viscometer to make a viscosity measurement. Each test takes about 3 minutes to set up, run, and clean up after. The viscosity data can vary considerably within a single test, especially for the dressings with particles and chunks; we are not sure which viscosity value to use. Is there an alternative way to do this test that takes less time and involves only one spindle choice?

BROOKFIELD ANSWERS:Since you are testing for consistency, the Texture Analyzer provides a much quicker method. You can choose between two different types of...read more

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