What's Behind Vegetarian Soft Capsules - Pharmaceutical Technology
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What’s Behind Vegetarian Soft Capsules

The present is an overview of the state-of-the-art for vegetarian soft capsules in terms of materials (sourcing and demand), applications, processing, products and a general insight of the current state of materials and technology of these gelatin alternatives.

Soft capsules are one of the widely used dosage forms especially in the nutraceutical market, the segment where the interest for soft vegetarian capsules started. There is a history of material science and technology behind the products that are available.

Since the launch of the first vegetarian capsule around 2001, continuous progress has been done in materials, equipment and processing to offer a platform in the same way as it is known for soft gelatin capsules (SGC).

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