2009 Post-Interphex Showcase: Chemicals, Raw Materials, Intermediates, & Excipients

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2009 Post-Interphex Showcase: Chemicals

Pharmaceutical ingredients
Danisco Sweeteners produces pharmaceutical excipients, intermediates, and actives based on proprietary specialty-carbohydrate systems. Danisco’s excipients enable optimum performance and differentiation in many delivery systems, from tablets and rapid-melt products to syrups. Products include Xylitol sweetener and Finlac DC lactitol.

Danisco USA, Elmsford, NY
tel. 800.255.6837

Product catalog
Spectrum’s 2000-page catalog features more than 60,000 chemical and supply items, including 2000 products for drug, food, and cosmetic use. The company’s facilities are inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration, and all monograph items are manufactured and handled under documented current good manufacturing practices.

Spectrum Chemicals and Laboratory Products, Gardena, CA
tel. 800.813.1514


Microcrystalline cellulose
Ceolus UF-711 is a highly compactible microcrystalline cellulose with excellent powder flow. It comprises comparatively round and porous particles that contribute to high flow and compactibility. The product enables the creation of small tablets and challenging formulations. The ingredient is designed for direct compression using a gravity feeder.

Asahi KASEI America, New York, NY
tel. 212.371.9900

Pharmaceutical polymers
EUDRAGIT acrylic polymers are
designed for enteric, sustained-release, and immediate-release drug-delivery formulations of solid oral dosage forms. Evonik’s development-service portfolio ranges from formulation support to individually designed drug-delivery technologies.

Evonik Degussa Corp, Pharma Polymers, Piscataway, NJ
tel. 732.981.5383

Gel-matrix formers
Carbopol polymers are highly efficient gel-
matrix formers for controlling drug release in solid dosage forms. The polymers are available in both powder and granular forms and can therefore be used in all types of tablet-manufacturing processes. Carbopol 71G NF polymer is a free-flowing granular product for use in direct-compression formulations.

Lubrizol, Cleveland, OH
tel. 216.447.5000