The module looks at dissolution testing as a proxy for the bioavailability of a drug in human body. It also provides an overview of the components and operation of the dissolution apparatus
|Who is it for||
This module is relevant to quality control and quality assurance team members who conduct and evaluate the results of dissolution tests.
|Why it matters||
Understanding how a drug releases its active ingredient in the human body is critical for accurate designs of drug delivery mechanisms. Another frequent problem faced by pharmaceutical manufacturers is how to optimize the amount of drug available to the body (bioavailability). Any inadequacies in bioavailability can mean ineffective treatment or dangerous side-effects. In-vitro dissolution tests is a crucial aid in determining bioavailibility.