Downstream processing is a crucial part of pharmaceutical drug development. The purification and filtration of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical drugs are time-consuming and costly, but vital downstream processing steps to bringing a purified drug to market.

Based on project requirements, a pharmaceutical drug can be purified at every scale through a number of purification processes, which can address some of the complex challenges of drug purification. Purification processes for pharmaceutical drugs include, but are not limited to, sterile filtration, chromatography, sterile sampling, ultrafiltration, process development, and single-use manufacturing.

Finding leading providers of pharmaceutical filtration equipment and purification services

Pharmaceutical Technology has listed some of the leading suppliers of pharmaceutical purification and filtration equipment and technologies based on its intel, insights, and decades of experience in the sector.

The companies on the list offer various products and services such as cyclone systems for API recovery, filtration and separation solutions for purifying APIs, filtration and screening products, disposable and single-use flowmeter solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry, process filters, gas chromatography equipment, fluid bed dryers for pharmaceutical applications, pilot and process-scale customised chromatography equipment, pharmaceutical extraction, synthesis, purification, and air filtration solutions.

The information in the download document is intended for pharmaceutical executives, research scientists, research associates, chemists, technical associates, engineers, business development managers, and other individuals involved in purification and filtration operations within the pharmaceutical industry.

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The pharmaceutical filtration process

The process of filtering is applied to a variety of pharmaceutical processes and its flexibility allows it to be widely used within the pharmaceutical industry. Some of the most commonly used filtration technologies are surface filtration, depth filtration, cross-flow filtration, ultra-filtration, and cake filtration.

These technologies can be applied across all pharmaceutical production areas, depending on the type of solution being used.