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The problem of representing a class of non-linear systems by both left and right bounded-input-bounded-output (BIBO) coprime factors is studied. Based on the coprime factorization, the class of all stabilizing controllers of a particular structure for the set of plants under consideration is then characterized in term of a BIBO stable map, Q. The results(More)
The objective was to understand the mechanism of enhancement in salbutamol sulphate (SS) respiratory deposition through addition of magnesium stearate (MgSt). The mixing of MgSt with micronized SS occurred using a Turbula mixer (101 rpm), whilst varying mixing time and MgSt concentration and size. Deposition of SS was determined by a twin-stage impinger.(More)
The purpose of this research was to investigate the influence of dry coating micronized cohesive powders of a poorly water-soluble drug, indomethacin with force control agents, on its dissolution performance. A dry mechanical fusion method (mechanofusion) was used to coat indomethacin powders with magnesium stearate (0.25%,1%,5%) and sodium stearate (5%).(More)
Enterococcus faecium, a lactic acid bacterium (LAB), was evaluated for its ability to remove copper(II) ions from water. The effects of the pH, contact time, initial concentration of copper(II) ions, and temperature on the biosorption rate and capacity were studied. The initial concentrations of copper(II) ions used to determine the maximum amount of(More)
The objective of this study was to explore the effects of concentration and particle size distribution of an added poorly water-soluble inorganic salt, aluminium hydroxide, on the dissolution of a poorly water-soluble drug, indomethacin (IMC), from lactose interactive mixtures. Dissolution was studied using the United States Pharmacopeia paddle method in(More)
The objective of this work was to investigate the influence of various micronized poorly water-soluble inorganic materials on the dissolution and de-agglomeration behaviour of a micronized, poorly water-soluble model drug, indomethacin, from lactose interactive mixtures. Dissolution of indomethacin was studied using the USP paddle method and the data were(More)
Abstrsrct-A direct adaptive control scheme is proposed, termed an Adaptive-Q scheme, which has the property that it can, if considered desirable, limit its searches to the space of all stabilizing linear proper controllers for a nominal linear plant. The adaptive controller feeds back disturbance estimates via a filter with operator Q. It augments any fixed(More)
The objective of this study was to explore various testing methodologies suitable for characterizing sedimented or agglomerated material. To model this, bioCSL's split influenza virus vaccine, Fluvax® was utilized. The investigation was conducted on 5 dispensed lots of commercially manufactured vaccine, formulated for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere season.(More)