Capsugel, Inc. manufactures and sells two-piece gelatin and hypromellose (HPMC) capsules for pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, and dietary supplement industries worldwide. It offers hard gelatin, HPMC, acid-resistant, liquid, over-encapsulation, pre-clinical, pullulan, soft gelatin, fish gelatin, and pearlescent capsules. The company also provides dosage form development, formulation support, pre-clinical and clinical support, manufacturing and technical support, quality management support, regulatory assistance, and capsule encryption services. Its products are used in drug compounds, liquid-filled products, plant-based products, over-encapsulation, dry powder inhaler capsules, release t...
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Capsugel, Inc. Launches a Capsule Design to Improve Adherence to Treatment Regimens for Patients with Difficulties Swallowing
Oct 22 13
Capsugel, Inc. launched an innovative capsule design to improve adherence to treatment regimens for patients with difficulties swallowing. These patients include babies, children, and older adults as well as patients with medical conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis. The new Coni-Snap(R) sprinkle capsule is expected to be available in 2014. Encapsulated drug multiparticulates, or "sprinkles", containing a defined dose of medicine that can be sprinkled on food or beverages is a known alternative for people with challenges swallowing. The major difficulty using standard capsules is that their strong locking mechanism requires sufficient grip strength and dexterity to reopen the capsule. Capsugel's Coni-Snap(R) sprinkle capsule was developed to provide easy-to-open capsules to caregivers and patients yet has a strong enough lock that allows for processing in the manufacturing and distribution chain. Capsugel tested the new design with caregivers to gauge usability, ease of opening, and user accuracy when sprinkling medications. More than 80 % of participants described the new design as "easy" or "very easy" to open. and, while most participants naturally opened the capsules horizontally, the evaluation determined that the most effective way to instruct users to open the capsules was with arrows printed directly on the capsule shell.