BASF, Catalent collaborate solve bioavailability challenges

BASF, Catalent collaborate to solve bioavailability challenges

5:48 AM, 5th April 2012
BASF, Catalent collaborate to solve bioavailability challenges

SOMERSET, US/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: Catalent Pharma Solutions and BASF have entered into collaboration and open alliance to provide solutions to overcome bioavailability challenges of new molecular entities with solubility or permeability challenges. The companies aim to combine their world-leading expertise to provide pharmaceutical customers with a unique range of seamless solutions to address pipeline challenges with a large majority of biopharmaceutics classification system class II and IV poorly bioavailable compounds.

BASF and Catalent provide a full solution to one of the most important pipeline challenges in the industry, getting better treatments to market faster. BASF has extensive ingredient formulation and material science expertise, as well as world-class excipient products and has been a leader in developing hot melt extrusion technology solutions. Catalent is the number one global partner in drug formulation and development as well as in finished oral dose manufacturing, with more than 75 years of experience in providing bioavailability solutions.

“BASF brings significant strengths and expertise that match very well with Catalent’s expertise in offering multiple solutions for poorly soluble compounds; including our Softgel platform and OptiMelt hot melt extrusion technologies. Our proven track record of developing, scaling up and manufacturing pharmaceutical products globally also provides for an important seamless integration from development to commercialization and ongoing supply,” said Ian Muir, President, Modified Release Technology business unit, Catalent.

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