Ingredients and formulation – evolving opportunities and challenges
Ingredients are the lifeblood of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. They connect today’s cutting-edge medicine and consumer products makers with their origins in the chemicals sector of the late nineteenth century. While ingredients play a major part in determining whether a pharmaceutical or nutraceutical product is effective, they do not do it alone. How an ingredient is formulated is critical to the success of prescription medicine or OTC product, both therapeutically and from a commercial standpoint. This report looks at how the pharmaceutical and consumer health industries have risen to the challenge of making formulations that comply with evolving efficacy and safety demands while satisfying the needs of patients and consumers.