Composition of a Tablet

This scrollable explains why there are so many inactive ingredients in drug tablets. Not only does the medicine need to be released in a way that is effective, but customer preferences, shelf life and storage considerations must also be taken into account. Exploring the mechanisms of how tablets interact with the body helps explain the important roles of each type of ingredient.
  • Credits
    Co-developed with Dr. Hwee-Jing Ong, process development scientist at Amgen, and created with support from the Amgen Foundation.
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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