Expertise in the development of enteric-coated softgels
Why Enteric Release?
In many cases, it can be desirable for a softgel’s contents to be released in the intestines instead of the stomach; for example, avoiding gastric irritation or distasteful reflux. Enteric-coated capsules are designed to pass through the stomach intact and only activating once reaching the intestines.
Enteric And Enteric-Like Softgels
Enteric capsules are specifically designed to not dissolve in stomach acid but rather in the pH environment of the intestines. This is done by coating the softgels with enteric polymer coating systems. Other softgels can be developed to mimic enteric behavior without actually utilizing enteric materials. These enteric-like softgels resist absorption in the stomach either through a controlled crosslinking of gelatin or through an erosion coating timed to release in the intestines.
CAPTEK excels in develping all variations of enteric and delayed release technology due to our long history of research and development in the market.
An Unparalleled Foundation Of Enteric-coated Softgel Expertise
Members of CAPTEK’s scientific team were key pioneers in enteric softgel technology, including the development of the first truly stable enteric fish oil softgel, revolutionizing the marketplace. The wide adoption of enterics in the industry is a direct result of our team members’ insights and long history of enteric success.
Let CAPTEK Pharma leverage our legacy of enteric-coated softgel innovation to enhance your next enteric or delayed release product.
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Product Development Specialist
Over his 25 year career, Tim Chiprich has led teams developing softgel pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products. In addition, he’s participated in gelatin research and new technology projects and has several pending and granted patents. Tim is happy to leverage his thorough understanding of softgel development to discuss any challenges on your upcoming project.