The aim of pharmaceutical development is to design a quality product and its manufacturing process to consistently deliver the intended performance of the product. Elements in pharmaceutical development:
- Quality Target Product Profile
- Critical Quality Attributes (CQA)
- Risk Assessment: Linking Material Attributes and Process Parameters to Drug Product CQAs
- Design space
- Control strategy
- Product lifecycle management and continual improvement
|Manufacturing process||Formulation development||
|Process Control||Qualitative and quantitative analytical method development and validation||
Analytical performance characteristic for method validation:
|Quality control and stability testing protocol development||Organoleptic analysis (appearance, odor, taste)
Note: Definitions were quoted from , ,  and .
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