Pharmaceutical analysis determines the purity concentration active compounds shelf life rate of absorption in the body identity stability rate of release etc. of a drug. Testing a pharmaceutical product involves a variety of analyses and the analytical processes described in this book are used in industries as diverse as food beverages cosmetics detergents metals paints water agrochemicals biotechnological products and pharmaceuticals.
The mathematics involved is notoriously difficult but this much-praised and well established textbook now revised and updated for its fifth edition guides a student through the complexities with clear writing and the author's expertise from many years' teaching pharmacy students.
- Worked calculation examples and self-assessment test questions aid continuous learning reinforcement throughout
- Frequent use of figures and diagrams clarify points made in the text
- Practical examples are used to show the application of techniques
- Key points boxes summarise the need to know information for each topic
- Focuses on the most relevant and frequently used techniques within the field
By David G. Watson, BSc, PhD, PGCE, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK