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Pharmaceutical Research

NOVA instrumentation plays an important role in validating product claims and effectiveness in pharmaceutical research. For example, one of the critical issues in topically applied pharmaceuticals is to match the active ingredient with the appropriate vehicle as a delivery agent. This means the formulator must choose between a vehicle with occlusive properties and a vehicle that exhibits emulsion properties.

The best way to develop effective products is to know both the long-term and short-term effects of each vehicle on the skin. Once the basic selection is made, the formulator may wish to evaluate how formula modifications to the vehicle might improve performance of the active ingredient used in topical treatment of the problem through better delivery to the patient. Use of the NOVA system during the development of a product allows for an excellent, efficient way to maintain a database of information collected throughout different stages of product development. NOVA software enables the researcher to track and document each of the development steps along the way.

Information gathered during the research and development stage can be used for validating claims and demonstrating product efficacy. In this stage of development, the capabilities of each formula can be evaluated in a clinical trial, and researchers can make their choices based on the desired characteristics from the clinical data collected. For additional information, please contact NOVA at

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.