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Is another ODT excipient necessary?

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 21, Issue 9

Yes, we do need a new ODT excipient

In answer to the earlier question "Is there a need for another excipient system for direct compression and fast dissolution?", we believe that the answer is "yes"; there is certainly a use for a new ODT formulation. The combination of two components in Parteck ODT — one binder and a superdisintegrant — shows valuable characteristics for direct compression. Through its large surface area, the formulator can achieve high tablet strength at low friability while still achieving fast disintegration and a pleasant mouth feel. Tablets produced with Parteck ODT exhibit rapid disintegration within the oral cavity, as well as fast release of the active. We believe that this excipient system speeds up the regulatory registration process and is compatible with most actives, making it a good, economical option.

H. Leonhard Ohrem is Technical Manager at Merck KGaA (Germany).

Roberto Ognibene is Technical Support, Merck KGaA (Germany).


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