Capsugel to Showcase Innovative Dosage Forms and Technologies at Vitafoods Europe 2017

April 27, 2017

Stand I10, Palexpo, Geneva, 9-11 May, 2017

Morristown, N.J., April 27, 2017 – Capsugel will be showcasing its cutting-edge delivery systems and ready-to-market concepts for the nutraceuticals industry at Vitafoods Europe 2017. Visitors to stand I10 will discover how Capsugel’s high-quality, innovative dosage forms and solutions can help them capitalize on such emerging consumer trends as healthy aging, sports nutrition and digestive health, while standing out in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Products to be showcased include Capsugel’s Licaps® fast-release liquid and multi-particulates filled capsules that protect against the oxidation of sensitive ingredients, while also enabling unique formulations for improved product performance; and DUOCAP™, a capsule-in-capsule delivery system that is ideally suited for combining usually incompatible formulas in a single dosage form or for enabling two different release profiles for a single active ingredient.

Visitors can learn more about Capsugel’s DUOCAP technology as part of the Vitafoods LaunchPad showcase on 9 May at 2.25pm, where Capsugel will present a new, market-ready healthy aging product that combines bone and cardiovascular health benefits in one daily supplement. Capsugel will also be highlighting how food supplement manufacturers can address the needs of an aging population through true innovation at the Life Stages Theatre on 11 May at 12.30pm.

In addition to beadlets, Capsugel will be showcasing at its booth its lipid multi-particulate (LMP) technology. Targeted at sports nutrition applications, the company’s solvent-free, clean-label LMP technology is designed to improve the performance of nutritional actives through controlled release and bioavailability enhancement, as well as taste and odor masking. Ideal for inclusion in a broad range of dosage forms including ready-to-mix blends, LMP technology is suitable for use with such ingredients as phosphatidic acid. LMPs also taste-mask Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), improving consumer acceptance.

The booth, which will also feature dedicated pods highlighting the latest innovations in such popular applications as clean label, probiotics, healthy aging and sports nutrition, will enable visitors to discover how Capsugel’s solutions can optimize ingredient performance and keep pace with consumer preferences. Highlights include Plantcaps® capsules, a more natural vegetarian capsule made from pullulan. Balancing performance and purity, Plantcaps capsules are aimed at health-conscious shoppers.

Capsugel’s booth will also highlight the company’s Ultra™ III technology, a cGMP-compliant capsule filling machine. Filling up to 33,000 capsules per hour, the state-of-the-art machine simplifies production processes to help bring products to market more quickly, while ensuring cleanliness and protecting product integrity.

“With growing health awareness across the globe, consumers are looking for health and nutritional products that deliver improved performance and meet their individual preferences,” said Erasmo Schutzer, Sr. Vice President, Consumer Health & Nutrition and Chief Marketing Officer at Capsugel. “Our advanced technologies enable manufacturers to select innovative dosage forms for optimizing ingredient performance, while addressing a wide range of consumer trends. Vitafoods is an ideal opportunity for customers to speak with an experienced member of our team and discuss complex formulation challenges or opportunities for co-innovation.”

Capsugel designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of innovative dosage forms for the biopharmaceutical and consumer health and nutrition industries. Our unique combination of science, engineering, formulation and capsule expertise enables our customers to optimize the bioavailability, targeted delivery and overall performance of their products. We partner with more than 4,000 customers in over 100 countries to create novel, high-quality and customized solutions that align with our customers’ evolving needs and benefit patients and consumers. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.