D. Ian Wilson

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Disintegration performance was measured by analysing both water ingress and tablet swelling of pure microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and in mixture with croscarmellose sodium using terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI). Tablets made from pure MCC with porosities of 10% and 15% showed similar swelling and transport kinetics: within the first 15 s, tablets had(More)
An experimental investigation of extrusion-spheronisation (E-S) of a novel microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) formulation, comprising dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as the granulating liquid, is reported. The extrusion-spheronisation performance of DMSO/MCC pastes is compared to that of similar water/MCC formulations and their rheological behaviours similarly(More)
The aim of the current work was to develop an extrusion-spheronisation (E-S) route to manufacture pellets with a high loading (≥90wt%) of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). Ram extrusion studies, supported by centrifuge testing, were employed to investigate the effect of the chemical (acidity) and physical (particle size and shape) characteristics of 5-ASA on(More)
Extrusion-spheronisation was used to generate smooth, highly spherical granules of a microcrystalline cellulose/propyl gallate/water paste. Freeze-drying retained the shape and size of the granules, whereas oven-drying produced roughened granules due to the uneven shrinkage of the wet powders. Compaction of one size fraction indicated that the granule(More)
The use of multi-holed dies as an alternative to single-holed dies for generating extrudates for spheronisation was investigated both in terms of extrusion and spheronisation performance. A model 45wt% microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)/water paste was employed in ram extrusion tests with square-ended dies with 1, 6, 33 and 137 holes, all of diameter 1mm and(More)
The behaviour of water-based microcrystalline cellulose pastes undergoing ram extrusion has been investigated. Factors affecting the redistribution of water within the extruding paste and the upstream barrel compact, such as the initial water content, extrusion rate and die geometry, have been considered. The rates of dewatering for these given systems were(More)
The dissolution of heat-induced beta-lactoglobulin (betaLg) gels in alkaline solution plays an important role in the cleaning-in-place of fouled dairy and other food plants. The dissolution behavior is strongly influenced by the conditions under which the gel is formed. At low alkaline pH values (<13), the dissolution rate constant kg' decreases with longer(More)