Softgel Technologies

THE SOFTGEL CAPSULE
A SUPERIOR DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH WIDE-RANGING APPLICATIONS

The SGC is a solid dosage form composed of two gelatin films that contain semisolid or liquid APIs protected by an external, hermetically sealed cover.

Softgels ensure high precision dosage by achieving homogeneity of ingredients. An effective delivery system for oral drugs, especially those with low solubility and/or permeability (BCS class II, III and IV(1))

Key SGC characteristics:

  • Enhanced bioavailability of active ingredients
  • Attractive physical appearance
  • Greater stability
  • Extended shelf life
  • Masks unpleasant odors and flavors
  • Consumer preferred dosage form (easier to swallow than traditional dosage forms) 

Main SGC applications:

  • Nutritional: Supplements, vitamins, concentrates and other natural products
  • Pharmaceutical: Products for any type of indication (OTC and Rx)
  • Cosmeceuticals: Cosmetic products that have medicinal properties

SOFTGEL BENEFITS

Innovative softgel technologies for OTC, Rx and nutraceutical products that can maximize your brands and market potential. Ideation, expertise and quality come together.

FIXED DOSE COMBINATION SOFTGEL - UNIGELTM

Meet UnigelTM the smart softgel. Incorporating other delivery systems such as tablets, capsules, microgranules or pellets into one single Softgel Capsule, is now possible.

Unigel™, a first-to-market technology, developed and patented by Procaps, is designed to combine multiple API formulations into one single soft gelatin capsule, offering different release modes, bioavailability enhancement, lower manufacturing costs (vs. two separate doses) and superior adherence to different therapies.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THERAPEUTIC ADHERENCE.
MEET G-TABSTM, GELATIN COATED TABLETS TECHNOLOGY.

According to a recent study, difficulties swallowing tablets are a widespread issue that may influence treatment Success. Over half of the people reported difficulties swallowing tablets, and around a third reported this issue as serious. The most frequent reasons cited were the tablets being too big, becoming stuck in the throat and having an unpleasant taste/odor. Many people reported using much more water to overcome these difficulties. Others tried breaking tablets (32%), crushing and dissolving them in water (17%) or chewing them (9%). All of these approaches can negatively affect API release profile, bioavailability and medical efficacy. Most worryingly, 8% had resorted to not taking their medication at all.

G-TabsTM is a TECHNOLOGY FOR TABLETS COATED WITH ONE OR TWO-TONED COLOR GELATIN, PRINTED OR NOT PRINTED. Considered the best way to mask unpleasant odors and flavors, prevent counterfeiting and guarantee therapy adherence.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TECHNOLOGY

  • Guarantees better product stability
  • Effective protection for photosensitive pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Limits degradation due to poor exposure to air
  • Unique presentation: Difficult to imitate
  • Available in a variety of shapes and colors
  • G-TabsTM allows satisfactory ingestion of different pharmaceutical ingredients masking odors and unpleasant flavors

EXPAND YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH NEW DOSAGE FORMS THAT ARE CONVENIENT AND FILLED WITH GREAT FLAVOR

Many consumers find it harder to stick to different therapies in traditional formats, since they don´t have time to take their medication. They find convenient take-out, or on-the-go supplements due to their busy lifestyles.

According to a study by Mintel in 2019, consumers are looking for a “magic pill” with multiple benefits, since they have high expectations of their ideal supplement. 49% of consumers in this study want 5 or more benefits from their ideal supplement, which is not regularly found on a tablet or a hard capsule

CHEWGELSTM ARE IDEAL FOR

  • Pediatrics and Elderly consumers with dysphagia, medical conditions
  • Consumers who seek indulging experiences filled with flavor and texture
  • Consumers who crave innovative, unique products