EMBO CAPS® by Suheung - Empty Hard Pharmaceutical Capsules
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EMBO CAPS® by Suheung

Empty Hard Capsules for Pharmaceutical Applications

EMBO CAPS® is a range of highly customisable and secure encapsulation technologies that allow drug developers to achieve wide product diversification.

Jung-An Bldg, 40, Janghanro,,
Seoul, 130-845,
South Korea

Custom and secure drug capsules

EMBO CAPS® is a range of highly customisable and secure encapsulation technologies that allow drug developers to achieve wide product diversification.

The solutions provide a variety of different drug delivery solutions, including plant fibre-cellulose capsules for patients with diet restrictions, capsules designed to minimise brittleness for moisture-sensitive or hygroscopic dosages, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) free capsules, and low-powder retention capsules for dry powder inhalation.

High-performance drug capsules with secure locking mechanism

The EMBO CAPS® range incorporates a patented design that maximises capsule performance and function. They are developed with a pre-lock size and configuration that minimises premature separation during shipping and storage, while maximising filling machine separation performance.

The capsule is also designed to prevent the capsule from moving to the lock position from pre-lock during shipping.

The design also includes a computer-engineered dome radius that directs the closing force along the side wall of the shell to reduce denting or dimpling during capsule filling. The amount of air allowed to escape when closing is also optimised to provide a uniform closed capsule length, and the mechanical hoop strength of the cap is increased.

In addition, the capsules have a double-lock and zone of constant diameter to ensure the cap is engaged correctly.

Highly stable gelatine drug capsules for the pharmaceutical industry

EMBO CAPS® capsules are manufactured to optimise stability and do not need to be refrigerated in transport.

The range utilises high-grade raw materials, including gelatine that is sourced from Suheung subsidiary Geltech. In addition, stringent specification compliance and computerised raw material cross-blending ensures only powders that meet the exact requirements can reach the capsulation machines.

EMBO CAPS® carry a five-year expiration date and meet regulatory requirements for the pharmaceutical market.

About Suheung

Since its foundation in 1973, Suheung has focused on offering high-quality, empty capsules.

The company has its own equipment manufacturing capabilities and production sites, and the uniformity of its capsules is ensured by state-of-the-art, automated robotic and vision inspection systems.

Suheung also provides contract manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, presenting a wide range of dosage types and packaging options.

Standard Gelatin

EMBO CAPS® manufactures pharmaceutical capsules using a proprietary blend of Type B pharmaceutical-grade bovine and Type A pharmaceutical-grade porcine gelatines.

Pharmaceutical-Grade Fish Gelatine

Manufactured using pharmaceutical-grade fish gelatine, EMBO CAPS® Fish gelatin capsule provides an excellent oxygen barrier and a crystal clear capsule shell. 

VG – Hypromellose

EMBO CAPS® VG Hypromellose is a non-animal alternative capsule for pharmaceuticals.

VG – Alpha

EMBO CAPS® VG Alpha is a vegetarian capsule that is free from genetically modified organisms (GMO) and is manufactured using hypromellose. 

Pharmaceutical Hard Capsule Dissolution Equivalence

The purpose of this white paper is to compare the equivalence of empty pharmaceutical hard capsules with various traditional raw materials such as gelatin and non-traditional vegetable hydrocolloids. 

Change in Hard Gelatin Capsule Shell Supplier

The purpose of this MAPP is to establish the policy in the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) for a postapproval change in the supplier of a hard gelatin capsule shell.

Suheung Co. Ltd

Jung-An Bldg, 40, Janghanro,


Seoul, 130-845

South Korea

Suheung-America Corporation

428 E. Saturn St. Brea,

CA 92821

United States of America

Suheung-Japan Co., Ltd

Suzuno Bldg. 3F 11 Banchi

Kanda-Konyacho, Chiyoda-Ku

Tokyo, 101-0035


Suheung Europe SASU



Suheung-Europe Representative Office

A. Senoe 3 Varazdin 42000


Suheung-Vietnam co., Ltd

Ho Chi Minh Office

9th Floor, SPT Tower, 199 Dien Bien Phu Street

Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City