Omya to showcase multifunctional mineral excipient

Published: 14-Aug-2018

The mineral producer will display its excipient Omyapharm at CPhI Worldwide, hall 8, booth H101 taking place in Madrid, Spain in October

At this year’s CPhI Worldwide, mineral producer Omya will focus on Omyapharm 500-OG, an excipient made from calcium carbonate and tribasic calcium phosphate. The highly porous inactive ingredient facilitates the production of tablets and granules with excellent compactability, good mechanical stability, high absorption capacity and rapid disintegration.

At the company’s booth, CPhI visitors will be able to see tablet samples and experience the multiple benefits of Omyapharm first hand.

Case studies have shown that Omyapharm 500-OG is an excellent filler-binder for tablets in dry granulation processes. It combines good compactability with a fast disintegration time, thanks to the excellent porosity and specific surface properties of the highly structured mineral.

This results in harder tablets at low compression forces. In addition, Omyapharm can be used as an extremely efficient carrier for converting oils and liquids into compressible powders.

In a recent study, scientists also confirmed the ability of Omyapharm to formulate orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) with enhanced mouthfeel. The tablets in correlation with the in vitro model disintegrated quickly in vivo, when taken as an oral supplement. This study proves that Omyapharm can be successfully used as an excipient in ODTs without causing any unpleasant sensations in the mouth.

During CPhl 2018, the company’s team of pharma experts will be available to answer technical questions and discuss further possible applications.

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