Encapsulation Process Applications: Pharmaceuticals
Micro/Nano Encapsulation

image: Left: Non-encapsulated; The use of microencapsulation technology provides increased retention of the active ingredient at the site of tumor injection resulting in reduced exposure to healthy tissue. image:Right: Encapsulated; The use of microencapsulation technology provides increased retention of the active ingredient at the site of tumor injection resulting in reduced exposure to healthy tissue.

Left: Non-encapsulated, Right: Encapsulated.
The use of microencapsulation technology provides increased retention of the active ingredient at the site of tumor injection resulting in reduced exposure to healthy tissue.  

A broad spectrum of services is offered to the pharmaceutical industry by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), including:

  • Microencapsulation process and formulation development
  • Drug delivery
  • Drug synthesis
  • Modeling
  • Analytical methods development and validation
  • Clinical trial manufacturing

The Microencapsulation and Nanomaterials Department at SwRI maintains compliance with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

Pharmaceuticals

Applications

  • Oral
  • Injectables
  • Nasal
  • Ocular
  • Otic
  • Transdermal

Features

  • Targeted delivery
  • Lower dose requirements
  • Fewer systemic side effects
  • Improved bioavailability
  • Taste masking
  • Improve drug stability
  • Alternative formulations
  • Potent drug
  • Controlled substances

Related Terminology

microencapsulation  •  nanoencapsulation  •  pharmaceutical encapsulation  •  food encapsulation  •  nutraceuticals  •  agricultural encapsulation  •  industrial encapsulation  •  cosmetics microencapsulation

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04/15/14