Shining Excipient Star
Third place in our 2019 Innovation Awards was Colorcon’s StarTab – a starch-based excipient for direct compression. Colorcon’s Jayesh Parmar tells us more
Stephanie Sutton | | Interview
What is your role at Colorcon?
In my role as General Manager for Formulation Technology, I have global responsibility for Colorcon’s excipient portfolio. This role involves identifying the unmet needs of the market and then working with our product development team to design concepts to address those gaps with innovative solutions. Before joining Colorcon, I worked as a formulator in the pharmaceutical industry and I’ve always had a keen interest in excipient science. In fact, from the very beginning, the role and importance of excipients in pharmaceutical dosage forms has blown me away! Excipients play a major role in pharmaceuticals; whether determining release kinetics or improving the flow properties or compressibility of a formulation. Many drugs are difficult to formulate due to their solubility, dose, or stability issues. Excipients are there to make it happen.
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