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    Excipients for Drug Formulation Skin Delivery Platform

    Skin Delivery

    The perfect solution for every skincare challenge

    BASF offers an unparalleled portfolio of excipients for topical formulations, enabling customers to create the ideal skin delivery solution for each and every application. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of quality across the product spectrum. Our range of solubilizers and penetration enhancers supports effective delivery of the target API, which is a key priority when designing any dermatological product. At the same time, we have focused on improving the mildness of formulations. And by extensively analyzing, refining, and enhancing the sensorial effects of each ingredient class, we can help our customers create products that increase patient compliance. In addition, BASF works closely with leading global organizations on the design, evaluation and microstructure of semi-solid formulations.

    Experience and expertise BASF is the global market leader in dermatological ingredients. Our premium solutions are based on 150 years of industry experience in oleochemistry.

    GMP production and regulatory support BASF's pharmaceutical-grade dermatology products satisfy all the relevant regulatory requirements. Our integrated quality management is certified in line with the highest quality standards – providing you with products you can trust.

    Key industry partner, with a broad dermatological ingredients portfolio
    Extensive expertise and understanding of topical products
    Innovative breakthroughs such as improved delivery systems
    Meets the highest regulatory and quality requirements

    Tailored customer service Our in-depth expertise and understanding of the dermatology industry enables us to offer tailored solutions and customized excipients if required.

    Skin Delivery Special Applications

    Product Overview

    Focusing on your needs with platform solutions

    This brochure presents an overview of our leading-edge products, grouped in the following platforms: Skin Delivery, Instant and Modified Release, Solubilization, Softgels, and Biologics Solutions.

    In Focus

    Focus "Microstructure in topical drug development"

    Learn more about the importance of microstructure in topical drug development and how BASF is playing an integral role in this hot industry topic.



    Excipient Selection to Enable the Performance of Skin Delivery Dosage Forms


    Understanding the Relationship Between Critical Quality Attributes and the Microstructure of Topical Semi-Solid Formulations.


    Thermal sintering forĀ  controlled drug release of hydrophilic drugs


    BASF Pharma Solutions for Dermal Drug Delivery

    eBooks & Whitepapers


    Optimizing Topical Semi-Solid Drug Formulation and Performance


    The Relationship Between Critical Quality Attributes and the Microstructure of Topical Semi-Solid Formulations


    Controlling the physical properties and performance of semi-solid formulations


    The Medicine Maker

    Micro-Formulating for Dermal Drug Delivery


    Optimizing Semisolid Dosage Forms

    Pharmaceutical Technology

    Topical Formulation: Moving From Art to Science

    AAPS PharmSciTech

    Design and Evaluation of Topical Diclofenac Sodium Gel Using HME Technology as a Continuous Manufacturing Process




    BASF Skin Delivery Platform with Amy Ethier


    Understanding the Role of Excipients in Topical Semi-Solid Microstructure and Critical Performance Parameters


    The Importance of Microstructure in Topical Drug Product Development



    The role of semisolid microstructure in topical formulation performance and functionality


    Characterizing Microstructural Differences of Semisolid Topical Dosage Forms

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