Tablet dissolution tester determines the release rate of an active pharmaceutical ingredient in tablet or capsule form as it dissolves into solution. Dissolution replicates the process of oral dosage formulations as they dissolve and are assimilated into the GI tract.
Tablet breaking force is a crucial characteristic in the manufacturing of solid dose formulations, affecting bonding and integrity of the final form, and its ability to withstand the stresses of production, packaging, and transportation. An incorrect degree of hardness further affects the dissolution properties of the tablet, potentially causing it to release active pharmaceutical ingredients too quickly or too slowly. Accurate evaluation of hardness is essential to tablet product development, manufacturing, and quality control.