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Discovery & Development Drug Delivery, Ingredients, Formulation, Small Molecules

Why Encapsulation Is (or Should Be) King

It has been said many times that the shape of capsules makes them easier to swallow than tablets – and there are others in the industry that maintain the opposite. I’ve not hidden my affiliation above, so you can probably guess where my allegiance lies! Oral dosage forms come in all shapes and sizes. Whether a capsule, liquid, powder, pellet or tablet – each has a role in drug delivery. But what if we could combine two forms into one? Instead of re-treading the old ground of which dosage from is better, I’d like to focus on discussing why encapsulation is perhaps more future proof than tablets. One of the key benefits of capsules is the ability for liquid fill – and this technology lends itself to some important trends in APIs.

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Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown is Managing Director at Capsugel, Edinburgh, UK.

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