LIVE FROM CPHI: Colorcon and Evonik form cooperation agreement

For the marketing and technical support of Acryl-EZE ready-made coating systems

Colorcon, a US specialist in film coatings, modified release technologies, excipients and tablet design services, has signed a cooperation agreement with Evonik Industries of Germany for the marketing and technical support of Acryl-EZE fully formulated coating systems.

The ready-made Acryl-EZE aqueous acrylic enteric systems are produced by Colorcon and contain Evonik's Eudragit L 100-55 polymer as the key functional ingredient.

Prior to this new partnership, Acryl-EZE was produced, distributed, marketed and supported solely by Colorcon. The firms said the new cooperation will result in enhanced global technical support to the pharmaceutical industry through the Evonik network as well as the established Colorcon channels.

Colorcon's Chief Executive Martti Hedman said expanding the firm's sales and marketing activities with Evonik would enable Colorcon to 'reach and support more customers and offer them a broader technical service'.

Jean-Luc Herbeaux, Head of the Health Care Business Line, at Evonik Industries, added: 'This new cooperation will expand our offering and bring more choices to customers ranging from single functional excipients to fully formulated delayed release coating systems.'