The PharmaPlus products are compliant with the specifications of the EP and USP monographs.
Fully & Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oils
With a high melting point, fully-hydrogenated vegetable oil in flakes is ideal for use as a thickening excipient in the manufacture of soft gelatin capsules, creams and lotions. Our fully hydrogenated soybean oil VGB 4S can be used for both oral and topical applications. PharmaPlus also offers a partially hydrogenated soybean oil (shortening 36).
Refined Pharma Oils
Available from a variety of different sources, PharmaPlus oils are refined, and ideal for use in topical and oral excipients. We offer refined soybean, sesame, sunflower, rapeseed and olive oils in our pharma portfolio.
Carbohydrates are most often used as excipients to facilitate packaging and delivery of drugs, assisting in the production of tablets, capsules, liquids and more. PharmaPlus offers a wide variety of carbohydrates with different structural and functional benefits.
- Dextrose / glucose monohydrate
- Maize / corn starch
- Wheat starch
Glycerol & Propylene Glycol
Glycerol (Concerine CD 995) and Propylene Glycol ( EVO-100TM) are excellent solvents for a wide variety of active ingredients and chemical compounds. Glycerol is also used in the pharmaceutical industry for its moisturizing properties that improve the lubrication and texture of pharmaceutical preparations while polypropylene glycol is also used as plasticizer.
As an excipient, ethanol is used to enhance the solubility of some drugs. PharmaPlus high purity ethanol also functions as an effective solvent and preservative in various drug preparations.
Citric Acid Anhydrous Powder
Citric acid can be used as an excipient (preservative, acidulant or chelating agent) in pharmaceutical preparations.