Licaps® Liquid-Filled Capsules

Take advantage of Lonza's signature Licaps® liquid-filled hard capsules (LFHC) to help formulate new compounds with improved functionality while providing an elegant and differentiated product presentation. LFHC and lipid-based technology is routinely used for several functional improvements in health & nutritional applications including bioavailability enhancement, taste and odor masking, combination products and delayed release.

Fusion Technology - Setting New Standards for Liquid Encapsulation

Lonza is meeting growing demand for liquid-filled capsules with our Licaps® capsule, a two-piece hard capsule specially designed for secure containment of liquids and semi-solids. The capsule features Licaps® Fusion Technology which utilizes a series of cutting-edge advancements in capsule filling, sealing and final product inspection to deliver the high protection and fast release your patients and consumers expect.

High Protection
For outstanding product integrity

Faster product release facilitates more rapid therapeutic effect

Two-piece body and cap hermetically sealed to form a leak-proof, perfectly airtight, one-piece capsule

Rapid and complete capsule shell disintegration

The one-piece capsule cannot be opened without visible damage

Efficient and highly effective means for delivering liquid drug formulations

High protection of moisture or oxygen-sensitive actives

Can speed substance absorption

Expand Your Products Potential with Licaps® Fusion Technology

  • Straightforward and efficient encapsulation of complex formulations for difficult- to-formulate actives such as low–melting point compounds and high viscosity fills
  • A robust and precise proprietary manufacturing process uses an advanced fusion sealing technology for product integrity that provides high protection for molecules sensitive to oxygen and moisture without the use of banding
  • Licaps® thin shell without plasticizers or preservatives optimizes capsule disintegration making it ideal for products requiring fast release
  • Single or multi-phase dosage form options enable a variety of release profiles allow for novel combinations to address pharmacokinetic challenges and innovative and versatile product offerings which can lead to increased patient compliance

Exceed Consumer Expectations

  • Licaps® capsules visually appealing unique look forms a favorable and lasting impression among consumers while masking taste and unpleasant odors better than softgel capsules
  • Available in both gelatin and vegetarian capsules and a wide variety of sizes and colors

World-class Manufacturing Capabilities for Licaps® Fusion Technology

  • Co-located product development and manufacturing sites in the US, Europe and Japan for speed to market around the world
  • Best-in class manufacturing plants approved by health authorities
  • Extensive formulation development and manufacturing experience to ensure optimized product functionality and production efficiency

Turn Key Solutions

Lonza offers a full range of client services from formulation to final commercial production, while our high-quality liquid filling and sealing facilities are well positioned to support both regional and global demand. And if needed, our experts can even help you find the right contract packager to fit your new product needs.