OK, So You Think You Know Tableting? Take This Quiz and Prove it (To Yourself…or Your Boss?)

True or False? 1. Tablet Weight is the single most important tablet attribute. 2. Fluid Bed Granulating produces very dense particle agglomeration. 3. Increasing "Dwell time" will generally make a tablet harder. 4. Maintaining a consistent tablet thickness will improve weight control. 5. Magnesium Stearate works better the longer it is blended. 6. Tablet Lamination is an indication of too many fines, segregation or both. 7. Capping can happen on the top and bottom of a tablet. 8. Dosing is a method of achieving proper weights in capsule filling. 9. Screening Magnesium Stearate to eliminate agglomeration is not necessary. 10. Tablet coating should be done immediately or within 24 hours of compression for the best results 11. Content uniformity is not related to tablet making. 12. Friability is mainly controlled through formulation. 13. Maintaining head pressure and powder levels within a powder feed system does not impact tablet weights. 14. Digging a hole in a powder mass and burying Magnesium Stearate in the final blending process is the best method tomaximize and assure proper distribution. 15. Controlling Tablet hardness can only be achieved if tablet weights are consistent. 16. Improper liquid addition in granulating is one of the key reasons powders stick on a tablet press. 17. Tablet press Pre-compression can improve tablet weight control. 18. Proper Table press tooling design can improve tablet hardness. 19. Splitting is a capsule defect often related to poor storage conditions. 20. Tablet press speed is directly related to tablet hardness. Now that you've had a look at the questions, take the Techceuticals quiz.   And if you feel you need a refresher (or just want to get away for a potentially useful course in Boston this July), check out their manufacturing training program. http://www.dipharmatech.com/cgi-bin/quiztest.cgi?tabletcapsulemakingprocessquiz -AMS