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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.

    Highly functional lipophilic fills and surfactants to be used in a multitude of softgel applications including self emulsifying systems, suspensions, and solutions
    Hydrophilic fills of the highest purity to minimize gelatin crosslinking and API reactions
    Customized solutions for the effective coating of softgels to provide enteric, sustained release and protective functionalities to softgels
    Extensive expertise in soft gel technology through Omega 3 Verbund
    Compliance with all regulatory requirements
    Global network of experts

    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.

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      Discover more about solutions to your softgel formulation challenges


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