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    Functional solutions for formulations with instant drug release

      An instant release profile enables the immediate beginning of the dissolving process of a dosage form once it has been swallowed and reached the patient’s stomach. BASF offers highly functional, instant release polymers.

      Instant drug release is the most commonly used release profile for solid oral dosage forms. It means to release the active ingredient immediately when it reaches the stomach. Since most solid dosage forms, particularly tablets, receive a coating to provide them with basic protection from environmental factors as well as pleasant appearance, a formulator needs to make sure that this coating dissolves just as fast.

      We offer a comprehensive range of functional materials that provide exactly this characteristic. Whether you are looking for a high efficiency instant release coating, for moisture protection or for easy-to-apply yet very effective taste-masking – we have a solution.

    BASFs instant release solutions are characterized by
    High efficiency, thus low cost-of-ownership
    Robust processing and easy-of-use
    Applicability in aqueous media, no organic solvents required
    Highly functional, cutting-edge instant release polymer portfolio
    Effective and easy to apply taste-masking and moisture protection solutions

      And of course, we also offer a wide range of functional solutions to create instant release pores in sustained release matrices or coatings.

      Discover more about BASF's solutions for instant release dosage forms. 


    Benchmarking the coating properties of Kollicoat® IR with alternative film-formers used for instant release film-coating


    Process parameters of instant release film coating with Kollicoat® IR


    Kollicoat® - Designed to be safe


    Developing an Instant Release Moisture Protective Coating Formulation based on Kollicoat® Protect as Film Forming Polymer

    Application Guide

    Kollicoat® Grades - Functional Polymers for the Pharmaceutical Industry

    American Pharmaceutical Review

    A recent advancement in orally disintegrating formulations


    Benchmarking the coating properties of Kollicoat® Protect with alternative water soluble film-formers used for moisture protective instant release coatings

    Webinar (on demand)

    BASF pharma solutions for orally disintegrating tablets


    Ensuring the precision you need – every time


    Comparison of the coating properties of instant release film coating materials using a newly developed test method – the Process-Parameter-Chart

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    Focusing on your needs with platform solutions

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