Sustained release profiles allow tailored dosing of the active ingredient over an extended period of time up to 24 hours. Common ways to achieve such release rates are the use of film coating, a sustained release matrix or sustained release drug-loaded granules. BASF offers powerful excipients that provide almost endless design space for sustained release formulations.
Functional solutions for formulations with sustained drug release
One of the major challenges for marketers of pharmaceutical products is the compliance of the patient. When a drug needs to be adminstered several times a day, patients acceptance of the medication can decrease considerably, leaving the risk of insufficient treatment.
A common solution to increase medication acceptance in this case is to formulate the drug in a dosage form that releases the active ingredient steadily over an extended period of time. Such sustained release formulations have gained considerable traction in the pharmaceutical industry, and will continue to be a major tool to improve the patients experience for existing and new drugs. It also represents an attractive opportunity for companies and formulators in particular to differentiate their potentially generic product from standard instant release versions in the market.
We offer a distinct set of highly functional materials that allow you to flexibly design your desired sustained release profiles.