The platform can be used in various operations. For example, in tablet production, it provides a simple and reliable way of checking tablet characteristics such as weight, diameter, thickness, hardness, friability and disintegration. On the packaging line, its manufacturer says, it monitors quality attributes such as expiration date, seal integrity, label position and net content control via random sampling.
The two technologies can help users with the validation process, says Ken Falk, Mettler-Toledo industrial business area market manager. "Statistical quality-control systems used in the GMP environment must be legally validated," he asserts. "With ready-made validation protocols, time, money and labor are all significantly reduced."