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Softigel and creating the next super pill

7 Jul 2021

As consumers become increasingly knowledgeable about the different delivery formats available, so they continue to demand more from both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. As a result, the race to create the next ‘super pill’ has intensified. One of the leading contenders in this race is Unigel softgel.

What is softgel technology? Softgel is a system for conveying medical or nutritional benefits composed of an inner fill with an API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) in a semisolid or liquid phase protected by an external, hermetically sealed gelatin cover.

It allows manufacturers to use APIs with poor biopharmaceutical properties, gives versatility from a drug release modulation standpoint and ensures high-precision dosage by achieving homogeneity of ingredients.

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