Enteric Capsule Technologies to Help Fast-Track Pharmaceutical Drug Development

October 05, 2017

Simplifying enteric delivery for heat or acid-sensitive and/or gastric-irritating drugs from early-stage development to commercial manufacturing is a longstanding challenge in the pharmaceutical industry. Conventional methods for enteric coating require a complex process development, scale-up, validation, and clinical / bioequivalence testing. In this webcast, Dr. Jule will review considerations for applying enteric coating, and present about a novel solution – developed through a combination of polymer science and capsule engineering – that provides the industry with a viable alternative to achieve enteric protection without functional (enteric) coating. This rapid-advancement tool can speed development for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) requiring full enteric protection and delivery to the small intestine, and provide manufacturing efficiency through reduced process complexity.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Review pros/cons of conventional enteric coating processes vs. new innovative polymer science solutions
  • Learn how to simplify and accelerate the development of drug products requiring full enteric protection and/or delayed release
  • Understand potential applications of a new technology for functionality, product development, branding and intellectual property protection

Presented by:

Eduardo Jule - Director, Pharmaceutical Business Development, Capsugel

Moderator:

Rita Peters – Editorial Director - Pharmaceutical Technology

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