Gelatine for the pharmaceutical industry. An excipient with many talents.
GELITA® Gelatine has been used for decades as an indispensible excipient in the pharmaceutical industry. It is particularly suitable due to its film forming qualities, its thermo-reversible gellation and its adhesion. The most important applications for pharmaceutical gelatine are capsule manufacture and vitamin embedding.
Gelatine capsules are an elegant and widely used drug dosage form. They enable liquid and pasty drugs to be administered simply and safely. At the same time, drugs in capsules have a high degree of bioavailability. Capsules also enable pharmaceutical active ingredients to be kept stable and protected from light and atmospheric oxygen. Depending on the drug involved, hard or soft capsules are used. Liquid or pasty fillings based on oil are normally prepared in soft capsules whilst hard capsules are preferred for powders.