Drug Manufacturing Overview

Drug Manufacturing Overview


Once a new drug has been identified, tested, and approved, it’s time to begin full-scale manufacturing. This lesson examines the seven basic steps in the drug manufacturing process, and looks at the final production processes required before the new drug products can be released to consumers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the general steps used in the drug manufacturing process
  2. Define key terminology relevant to this process
  3. Recognize common equipment used in the drug manufacturing process
  4. Discuss final production processes required before products can be released
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