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Tailored Fill Release Performance

Gelatine offers manufacturers of drugs as well as dietary
supplements a versatile excipient that has been used in
the pharmaceutical industry for decades. Among its key
applications is capsule production: Approximately 90 per
cent of all pharmaceutical-grade gelatine is processed into
this sleek and widely-used drug dosage form. However, the
type of active ingredient, climate conditions and storage
times make different demands on a capsule’s properties. By
adjusting the production process for soft capsule gelatin, Dr
Becker of Gelita explains how we can modify the specific
effect, timing and duration of the fill release to tie in with
consumer needs.