Acumen technical notes

■We are posting a series of articles describing different ways to perform pharmaceutical product and ingredient testing that are relevant to a wide range of litigation and prosecution issues.

■Find the first three here, focusing on the role of drug release testing (dissolution testing), viscosity testing, and tablet hardness testing on patent litigation and prosecution. You and your colleagues might find this useful.

Case Study

Viscosity Testing primer

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Expert Witness

Dissolution Testing primer

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Pharma Manufacture

Tablet Hardness Testing primer

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