Reviewer: Shivaji Phadke, M.Pharm,M.S(McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals)
Description: This edition of the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients is a vast improvement over the previous edition. It will serve as a very good reference for the formulation development, production, and new technologies departments due to the in-depth and extensive list of various inactive ingredients.
Purpose: The purpose is to give an exhaustive list and description of each inactive ingredient used in the pharmaceutical and the food industry. The objective, providing insight into the various properties of each inactive ingredient, is certainly helpful. The author has certainly met the objective.
Audience: The book is written for professionals and students who are working in the field of pharmaceutics, particularly formulation development production, food development, and regulatory affairs. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The book covers a large array of topics in brief with respect to each and every inactive ingredient used, its application, stability, Gras status, incompatibilities, properties etc. It supports all this information with the corresponding references.
Assessment: This is an excellent book and an improved version of previous editions.