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Lecture 1: Dissolution and Disintegration and the BCS

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Learning Objectives:
  • Define/describe dissolution and disintegration.
    • Pharmacopeial performance and quality control tests used for oral and other dosage forms.
    • Both tests are commonly used in product development and as QC test for batch release.
  • Identify when disintegration should be used rather than dissolution testing.
  • Analyze the factors that impact disintegration testing and the pitfalls in dissolution testing.