Dispatches from AAPS

Capsugel expands liquid fill capsule capabilities

By Natalie Morrison

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Viscosity

Capsugel has expanded its Licaps liquid fill capsule line with a new facility in the US.

The firm can now produce gelatin shells for hot melt or low viscosity liquids under its Licaps brand, which traditionally produces hard capsules. New manufacturing technology was also added to the company's existing production lines in France and Japan.

Speaking to in-PharmaTechnologist.com at this year's AAPS in Chicago, senior VP of research and development (R&D) Keith Hutchison, said the idea is to address customers' solubility problems.

He said the product is particularly important "where innovation is needed, and certainly in new molecules where you need some pretty innovative ways to overcome the solubility problems."

As for the future of the tech, Hutchison sees dry powders, pellets and other forms as a target.

"The range of applications is very broad, so along the horizon we will see its application in a  wider range of products,"​ he said.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

From Candidate to Clinic- European Capabilities

From Candidate to Clinic- European Capabilities

Catalent Pharma Solutions | 22-Oct-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Catalent’s Nottingham, UK facility focuses on early stage development of small molecule drug candidates from the bench to clinic. This facility offers...

Accelerate your supply chain as pressures intensify

Accelerate your supply chain as pressures intensify

William Reed | 17-Sep-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Food, Drink and Non-Food manufacturers are under pressure. Range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing...

Strategies to Select and Deliver the Right Candidate

Strategies to Select and Deliver the Right Candidate

Catalent Pharma Solutions | 05-Mar-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Does your candidate have what it takes to succeed? Do you have the information needed to make the right decisions about your candidate’s path to the clinic?...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars