Pharma Focus Asia



Capsugel® Vcaps® Plus- The Gold standard in HPMC Capsules

Friday, 6th December 2019

11:30 AM IST (7:00 AM Colmar - France Time).

Building on a history of innovation in polymer science and capsule engineering, the Capsugel® brand, now part of Lonza, offers a suite of HPMC and alternate polymer capsules for the pharmaceutical world. Polymer science and engineering have opened a new era of functional development, which offers the potential for selecting the right capsule for different APIs. Capsugel® Vcaps® Plus capsules represent a unique and valuable contribution: they perform like gelatin but offer additional advantages, particularly a lower moisture content, which makes them excellent for hygroscopic and moisture-sensitive drugs and manufacturing processes. HPMC capsules are inert and robust against cross-linking or the effects of extreme storage conditions. Furthermore, Vcaps® Plus capsules have equivalent performance and appearance to that of gelatin capsules, offering new possibilities to product developers around the world.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of HPMC capsules
  • Learn more about the features and benefits of Capsugel® Vcaps® Plus capsules
Cavagnino Daniela

Claire Tardy, Ph.D.

Research & Development Manager

Capsule Delivery Solutions,
Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Cavagnino Daniela

Dr. Nicolas Madit

Business Development Manager

Lonza Pharma & Biotech

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About Authors :

Claire Tardy, Ph.D.

Claire has been an integral part of the Capsugel® family for almost 20 years. She started as a Research Engineer in 1999. In 2007, she moved into the role of Head of Research and then 2017 Manager of Research & Development. Claire has a Ph.D. in Sciences of Polymers from Universities of Grenoble (France) and Leeds (UK).

Dr. Nicolas Madit

After graduating as Engineer in Chemistry from Montpellier, Nicolas completed his PhD in organic and polymer sciences followed by a postdoctoral scholarship on synthesis of copolymers as specific transportation vector for drugs. Nicolas started his industrial career in the ink jet printing before joining Capsugel as research engineer and evolved in different departments from formulation, to Licaps production and now as Business development manager. During his career Nicolas wrote several articles and filed patents in different domains related to capsules.