Colorcon Adds New Film Coating System

April 13, 2016
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The new system will be used for multiparticulate dosages.

Colorcon has added a new film coating system, Opadry EC, Ethylcellulose Organic Coating System for multiparticulate dosages. In an April 13, 2016 press announcement, Colorcon said it continues to see market growth in multiparticulate dosage forms, particularly for geriatric and pediatric populations. Opadry EC provides a solvent coating option that enables a range of release profiles for these specialist dosage forms.

“The base polymer for this system, ethylcellulose, is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as an insoluble barrier membrane coating; this provides extended release profiles and taste-mask options for granules and orally-disintegrating tablet (ODT) dosages, said Pankaj Rege, general manager, Manufactured Excipients at Colorcon. “This innovative addition to our portfolio of coatings expands the tools available for modifying drug release profiles. As a ready-to-use system, Opadry EC means cost effective and consistent coating performance, and helps to reduce potential errors that may occur during raw material handling and manufacturing.”

Source: Colorcon