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Resources for formulators, excipients, equipment, and trade shows

As a formulator or manufacturer, it's important to have access to reliable resources for finding the right excipients and equipment, as well as staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and innovations through attending trade shows. That’s why we have listed some of the best resources for formulators and manufacturers on this page.

Manufacturers and formulators of pharmaceutical products, resources for excipients and ingredients
  • The Excipient World Conference & Expo: The Excipient World Conference & Expo is one of the largest global events dedicated to excipients. It brings manufacturers, suppliers, and regulatory experts together to showcase the latest trends and innovations in excipient technology. 

  • The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC): IPEC is a global organization dedicated to advancing the quality, safety, and functionality of pharmaceutical excipients. On their website you can find a wealth of resources for excipient selection and regulatory compliance. 

  • Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association (PEMA): PEMA is a trade association representing manufacturers of process equipment used in the pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries. Their website offers a directory of member companies and a comprehensive buyers' guide for equipment selection. 

  • is a leading online resource for pharmaceutical manufacturing news, equipment reviews, and industry insights. 

  • Natural Products Insider: Natural Products Insider is a website focused on providing news and insights about the natural products industry. It covers topics such as dietary supplements, functional foods, and personal care products, among others. The site also offers a range of resources, including white papers, webinars, and events, for professionals working in thenutraceutical and food supplement industry. 

  • NutraIngredients-USA: NutraIngredients-USA is a leading online resource for the nutraceutical and food supplement industry. Their website provides up-to-date news, analysis, and insights on regulatory developments, scientific research, product innovation, and market trends in the nutraceuticals and dietary supplements space. 

  • DailyMed: DailyMed is a website managed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The website offers up-to-date information about prescription drugs, including label information, inactive ingredients, tablet shape, and packaging. 

  • Drugs@FDA: Drugs@FDA is a website managed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provides information on drugs they have approved such as drug approval history, labeling, and safety. Users can search for drug information by various criteria, such as drug name, active ingredient, or application number. 

  • Orange Book: The Orange Book is a publication of the FDA that lists drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness. It includes information about patents, exclusivity, and therapeutic equivalence evaluations. 

  • OGD Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products: The Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) provides recommendations for bioequivalence studies for specific drug products, which can be found on the FDA website. 

  • Inactive Ingredient Database (IID): The Inactive Ingredient Database (IID) is a resource provided by the FDA that contains information on inactive ingredients present in FDA-approved drug products. The database allows users to search for specific inactive ingredients, view the products in which they are used, and access information on their safety and toxicity. The IID is regularly updated and can be a valuable tool for researchers, healthcare professionals, and patients. 

  • Dissolution Methods Database: The Dissolution Methods Database is a resource provided by the FDA that contains information on dissolution methods used for drug products. The database includes methods that have been submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies for approval and may be used by manufacturers as a reference when developing their own dissolution methods. It is a valuable tool for ensuring consistency and accuracy in the testing of drug products.

  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA): The EMA is a decentralized agency of the European Union (EU) responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision, and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU. The EMA works to ensure that all medicines available in the EU are safe, effective, and of high quality, and provides advice and guidance to companies and regulatory authorities throughout the development and approval process. Its website, provides a wealth of information on medicines, including regulatory guidance, safety alerts, and updates on the latest scientific developments in the field.

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