Formulation Development Using Nanofiber Technology

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Topics Covered

Introduction
Capabilities of Elmarco
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Drug delivery systems
About ELMARCO

Introduction

Elmarco provides custom formulation development and production for pharmaceutical companies. The company is capable of producing supergenerics or providing formulation development for poorly soluble drugs into the traditional dosage forms with its groundbreaking technology.

Capabilities of Elmarco

Elmarco has adequate experience in the formulation development of drug loaded nanofiber membranes for many different drug delivery systems. Using the unique properties of electrospun nanofibers, partners are able to extend their patents and expand their market potential.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

It is possible to spin and test different classes of drugs including so called biologics for nanofiber drug delivery systems. Elmarco’s know-how is especially useful for poorly soluble drugs from BCS II or BCS IV. Loading capacity is based on the type of drug, typically up to 50wt%.

Drug delivery systems

Elmarco offers formulation development services generally for oral, transdermal, vaginal, and rectal drug delivery systems. The company’s nanofiber technology can be applied for the development of other drug delivery systems as well.

About ELMARCO

Elmarco is the industry's first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Partnerships with global industrial leaders and universities form the foundation for success of the company. Elmarco's unique Nanospider™ technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity and flexibility in producing the highest quality nanofibers.

Nanospider™ technology is a patented, needle-free high voltage, free liquid surface electrospinning process. The technology is based upon the discovery, that it is possible to create Taylor Cones and the subsequent flow of material not only from the tip of a capillary, but also from a thin film of a polymer solution.

The technology enabled Elmarco to build industrial scale production equipment with out nozzles, needles or spinnerets.

Nanospider™ technology allows the production of nanofibers from polymers solved in water, acids or bipolar solvents as well as from melted polymers and is suitable for the production of organic and inorganic fibers. This versatile technology is easily adapted to a variety of process parameters for the optimization of the specific properties of the produced nanofibers.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by ELMARCO.

For more information on this source, please visit ELMARCO.

Date Added: Dec 6, 2013 | Updated: Dec 6, 2013
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