Pharmaceutical drug manufacturing requires stringent quality standards from the delivery of raw materials to the final quality check and shipping. Humidity variables within these stages when manufacturing various pharmaceuticals can cause entire batches of product to fail Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements.
Each of these operations must meet the FDA requirements. This strongly encourages innovation in manufacturing technology, including continuous processing as part of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to ensure the quality of their products. Pharmaceutical moisture control can be one of the more costly and timely quality measures pharmaceutical manufacturers will undertake.