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    Softgels Platform

    Functional solutions for all softgel parts – fill, shell and coating.

    Easy to swallow and featuring an attractive translucent appearance – soft gelatine capsules or softgels have become one of the most popular dosage forms for a variety of pharmaceutical products. The BASF softgel portfolio offers leading-edge functional excipients to help customers achieve the best possible results for each element of their capsules – whether coating, shell, or fill. Furthermore, all ingredients have been tested according to the highest quality standards to minimize the possibility of crosslinking.

    Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS) for higher bioavailability

    Self-emulsifying drug delivery systems is an effective means of increasing bioavailability of lipophilic APIs. BASF offers oils, surfactants and co-solvents for the formulation of SEDDS. Our formulation experts can provide customized solutions for your API.

    Softgel Coatings for your needs

    Functional coatings are an effective way of modifying drug release from the softgel. BASF has a comprehensive portfolio of coating solutions to provide these functionalities. Our technical experts can help customize formulations and coating processes for your particular product needs.

    Omega-3 Verbund - expertise in softgel formulations

    BASF is the pioneer in omega-3, with its foundations in Norway in 1838. We are world leader in high-concentrate omega-3 fatty acids for pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and clinical nutrition categories. Our leadership is built on a global customer reach, R&D capabilities for lipids, omega-3 derivates and development of omega-3 fatty acid formulations, and an unrivalled worldwide safety and efficacy data on omega-3 softgel drugs such as Omacor®, Lovaza™, Lotriga®, Zodin®.  

    Product Overview

    Focusing on your needs with platform solutions

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

    Omega 3

    - Extensive expertise in softgel technology through Omega 3 Verbund
    - Hydrophilic fills of the highest purity to minimize gelatin crosslinking and API reactions
    - Compliance with all regulatory requirements
    - Pioneering in Omega 3 since 1838



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    eBooks & Whitepapers


    The Formulation Complex: Unravelling the challenges and trends in formulation best practice – and why lipids and softgels are leading the way.


    The Science of Insolubility: Experts come together to discuss the chemistry of solubility – and the solutions of the future


    Solubility Enhancement with BASF Pharma Polymers - Solubilizer Compendium


    From Brick Dust to Blockbuster? - Self-emulsifying lipids, and other innovative solubilizers and polymers



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    The Use of Polyvinyl Acetate Dispersion for Coating Soft Gelatin Capsules for Controlled Release


    Suitability of a new aqueous polymer dispersion for moisture barrier coating of soft gelatin capsules


    Enhancing moisture and oxygen protective properties of an instant release film-coating formulation


    Effect of Kollicoat Protect Top-Coat on Long-Term Physical Stability of Enteric-Coated Softgels

    Application Guide

    Application Guide

    Gastric-resistant coating of soft gelatin capsules

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