Course Description

Advanced Tablet Press Operation

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Course ID 2206

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for personnel needing a comprehensive understanding of tablet press operation. Those who have gained valuable information from this course include:
  • Fully trained process operators
  • First line supervisors and managers
  • QA personnel competent in tablet press understanding
  • Regulatory Affairs Personnel competent in tablet press

This course is intended for individuals competent in tablet press operation and wishing to acquire advanced knowledge of the tablet press, its operation and troubleshooting complex problems. This course is NOT intended for untrained operators, newly hired technical and senior managerial personnel, for whom other related courses are available.

Course Description
This course is an advanced course for process operators and first-line supervisors. The course begins with a basic review of the tablet compressing cycle, then continues with a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of tablet press set up, start up, computer adjustment and problem solving. The application of cGMP, as applied to tablet press operation, will also be presented.

The course includes video presentation, three workshops and discussion periods between the course director and course participants. Problem-solving sessions are held on both an open and private basis.

Course Director
Fred A. Rowley; President and Chief Guest Lecturer, Solid Dosage Training, Inc.

Fred A. Rowley is an internationally recognized solid dosage expert and a pioneer in solid dosage training. He is also President and Chief Guest Lecturer for the highly respected Solid Dosage Training, Inc.

He has been Director, Manufacturing Technical Support, for Watson Laboratores, Plant Manager, Tablets and Capsules, Weider Nutrition International; Vice President, Operations, Arnet Pharmaceuticals, OROS Operations Manager, Alza Corporation and Bulk Solids Manager, Syntex FP, Puerto Rico.

He received his B.S. Biochemistry degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila and studied for the M.S. degree in engineering at California Coast University. He was nominated for a doctorate degree, honoris causa, in 2006.

Mr. Rowley has written many technical articles in the fields of tablet granulation, compressing, coating and printing and currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of both Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Tablets and Capsules magazines. He guest lectures at both the university and professional industry levels in the United States, Europe and India in all areas of solid dosage manufacturing.

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