Dry-powder inhalation is a major drug delivery technology for the treatment of respiratory diseases and, increasingly, for systemic drug delivery. Providing a uniform dose in a portable, easy-to-use system, capsule-based dry-powder inhalers (DPIs) are a simple and cost-effective way to deliver medication by the pulmonary route.
Polymer science and engineering have opened a new era of functional development, which offers the potential for selecting the optimal capsule for different active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and various inhalation devices. These capabilities also can be associated with a wider range of services.
Within the dry-powder inhalation application fields, Lonza offers a portfolio of high-quality capsule solutions based on different polymers, tailored to enable consistent and optimal release performance. Building on a history of innovation in polymer science and capsule engineering, the Capsugel® brand, now part of Lonza, offers a suite of HPMC and alternate polymer capsules for the pharmaceutical world.
Claire Tardy, Ph.D., Research and Development Manager, Capsule Delivery Solutions, Lonza Pharma & Biotech
Frederique Bordes-Picard, Manager, Business Development for Innovative Products, Capsule Delivery Solutions, Lonza Pharma & Biotech
Shiala George, MBA, Marketing Manager for the Americas, Capsule Delivery Solutions, Lonza Pharma & Biotech