Multifunctional Excipients

November 6, 2005
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology

Palatinit's "galenIQ" is line of multifunctional excipients that offer the combined advantages of other bulk excipients.

Palatinit's (Morris Plains, NJ, www.palatinit.com) "galenIQ" is line of multifunctional excipients that offer the combined advantages of other bulk excipients.

galenIQ is a disaccharide alcohol based on hydrogenated isomaltulose (HI). galenIQ is exclusively derived from sucrose in a two-stage production process and is a white, odorless, water-soluble, crystalline substance that complies with the isomalt monographs of the current Ph Eur, BP, and USP29-NF24.

According to Palatinit, the combination of low hygroscopicity and anti-caking property can ease production processes such as mixing, agglomeration, or tableting, and can reduce the need for costly protective packaging.