Biopharmaceuticals

Capsugel has a premier set of technologies, expertise and infrastructure to meet the evolving challenges faced by biopharmaceutical customers worldwide. Extensive experience in formulating and advancing thousands of difficult compounds has provided us with the expertise needed to address low bioavailability and other formulation challenges. As every compound and development program is different, we focus on product design and provide a tailored approach to optimally meet our customer’s specific target product profile and commercial objectives.

With customers ranging from virtual companies to multinational innovators, Capsugel uses its expertise in bioavailability enhancement, targeted drug delivery, and capsule/encapsulation technologies to bring new compounds to market or to improve and reposition existing compounds. Our engineering core strengths have resulted in proprietary lab- to commercial-scale equipment and processing techniques that complement our technology depth and capabilities.

We provide clients with both product and process design support, and the services and products they need at every step of the development cycle – product design and development services, API micronization, drug product intermediates, clinical trial material manufacturing & logistics, and commercial manufacture of finished dosage forms.

Technologies & Design

Every molecule presents its own set of challenges, and Capsugel has built unique drug and process design capabilities, which combine with premier depth in key technologies to optimally address low bioavailability and drug delivery challenges. Our technologies in bioavailability enhancement, targeted delivery and specialized applications enable our customers to bring new compounds to market and improve the performance of existing drug products. Learn more


Development Services

Capsugel has integrated product development services to support biopharmaceutical customers from formulation design to commercial manufacturing.  Our offering includes preformulation / formulation, full analytical services, rapid advancement tools including model-based technology selection, clinical trial manufacturing / packaging / distribution, and proprietary processing equipment. Learn more


Commercial Manufacturing

Capsugel manufactures a wide range of innovative dosage forms for biopharmaceutical customers. Our unique combination of high-quality science and engineering expertise is core to this offering. We support customers with a flexible manufacturing infrastructure to supply a full range of drug product intermediates and finished dosage forms.  We have specialized equipment to support customers at every stage of their product development, from micronized API, multiparticulates and spray-dried dispersions to specialized tablets and capsules for solid, semi-solid and liquid-based formulations. Learn more


Capsule/Encapsulation Technologies

Capsugel is the world leader in two-piece capsules. We produce 200 billion empty capsules a year, serving biopharmaceutical and consumer health and nutrition companies with unmatched range, functionality and quality. Our capsule technologies include hard gelatin capsules, HPMC capsules, soft gelatin capsules, liquid-filled hard capsules, and dry powder inhalation capsules. Our breadth of design and formulation technologies complement our encapsulation capability to help customers find the complete solution for their product. Learn more