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Capsule and Single-dosage Options Boon to Brands

By: Jeff Falk
Posted: April 7, 2009, from the April 2009 issue of GCI Magazine.

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To help customers further capitalize on consumer’s belief in better bioavailability of liquids, Capsugel created a liquid delivery for sustained release, targeted release, and co-release products in one powerful package. The capsule-in-capsule design delivers an outer layer of one ingredient and an inner capsule of another—in one single dose.

Customers can design combinations with different release profiles that work best for their products.

Gamsby: To meet a consumer desire, we developed, for example, our glass-free package. We wanted to be able to offer our customers a choice and meet all their needs. The glass also offers our customers a package for products that have compatibility problems. The plastic ampoule offers a glass-free package that will hold a larger fill volume and numerous swab or dropper tips to meet all their applications.

[In regards to our partnership with customers at the R&D phase of package development], the main benefit to the consumer is a better package—one that is easier to use and allows the product to be applied with maximum benefit. The product manufacturer comes to us with an application problem. We then take one of our packages and develop a tip or swab that will work best with their product. The end result is a unit dose consumer package that is a perfect match for the consumer and the product.


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