Capsules

Capsugel® is the global leader in capsules and encapsulation technology. For more than 100 years, biopharmaceutical companies have relied on the quality, consistency and functional innovations Capsugel® has delivered; today Capsugel® produces more than 200 billion capsules for approximately 4,000 customers in over 100 countries.

Made better. By science.™

Building on our history of innovation in polymer science and capsule engineering, Capsugel® continues to launch ground-breaking capsule designs and equipment technologies that are improving drug development and delivery. Whether you’re looking to formulate new products or enhance an existing line, Capsugel® has the right capsule to help you bring improved products to market faster. With a diverse portfolio including HPMC, liquid filled hard capsules, or specialized clinical capsules, we are a global leader in capsule development and manufacturing, bringing unmatched products and technical support to our worldwide customer base.

Reliable Global Manufacturing Network

Producing 200 billion empty capsules per year requires a reliable, highly efficient and integrated global network of manufacturing sites in the Americas, Europe, India, China, Japan and Indonesia, all performing to the same identical specifications. This level of product and process control provides an assurance of supply to the largest and smallest of biopharmaceutical and consumer health and nutrition companies.

Product Development Support

We supply an array of services supporting our capsule and encapsulation offering that can efficiently and effectively reduce product development timelines. These include:

  • Fast track R&D capsule offering, including a full library of R&D capsule samples and fast-track manufacturing of customized capsules for R&D stability trials.
  • Customized color selection assistance and a global Color Selector tool called Build Your Own Capsule
  • Documentation immediately available on a customer portal
  • Proprietary laboratory scale equipment for both powder and liquid formulations.

Lonza Engine™ - A Comprehensive Equipment Portfolio

The Lonza Engine™ equipment portfolio has been created to support bioavailability enhancement, encapsulation and early-phase clinical development technologies. It offers state-of-the-art machines including micronization, capsule filling and sealing, and powder micro-dosing equipment.The portfolio is backed by Lonza’s outstanding technical service that includes basic technical training, advanced seminars, and components ordering support.

The addition of the Lonza Engine™ offering broadens Lonza’s already comprehensive equipment portfolio for capsule filling, now providing solutions for the entire drug product development process including:

  • Liquid filled hard capsules filling and sealing equipment: support for lipid-based formulations to improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble compounds.
  • Micronization equipment: flexible solution for micronization process, including different technologies and containment solutions for particles engineering
  • Powder Micro-dosing system: precise filling of capsules without excipients or bulking agents





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