Capsugel to Showcase its Integrated Solutions for Addressing Growing Lifestyle Trends At Vitafoods

March 21, 2016

Morristown, NJ – March 21, 2016 – Capsugel, a global leader in high-quality, innovative dosage forms and solutions, will exhibit its industry-leading portfolio of hard gelatin and vegetarian capsules, as well as its specialized formulation and encapsulation technologies for the health and nutrition market at this year’s Vitafoods Europe. Visitors to stand J10 will discover how Capsugel’s wide range of capsule polymers and vegetarian options, along with its ability to bring proven pharmaceutical science and technologies to the health and nutrition space, can help customers improve products and seize new market opportunities. The company will demonstrate its unique collaborative approach to selecting the right delivery system, which can help customers overcome the formulation challenges they face when developing sports nutrition, healthy aging or probiotic supplements; accelerate time–to-market; and satisfy the increased demand for clean-label products. Capsugel will also highlight the importance of ensuring the safety and traceability of food supplement products as a tool to differentiate brands in mature markets.

“With capsules now representing a large portion of the clean-label food supplement launches in Europe, supplement manufacturers are continuously looking for innovative dosage forms and solutions that fortify label claims,” said Catherine Lehmann, senior marketing manager at Capsugel in EMEA. “Capsugel provides a range of advanced capsules and technologies designed to help our customers meet diverse consumer preferences in the health and nutrition market. Vitafoods Europe is a perfect opportunity to showcase our extensive portfolio and to meet with customers to explore our collaborative approach to product development.”

Products to be showcased at the booth include Capsugel’s vegetarian Vcaps®, Vcaps® Plus, DRcaps™ and Plantcaps® capsules – each with its own specific properties and functional benefits. Capsugel’s suite of vegetarian capsules helps manufacturers to meet growing consumer preference for vegetarian and vegan supplements while facilitating product claims of being free of allergens, preservatives, additives and gluten. The capsules meet stringent quality requirements to ensure the optimal performance of safe and effective clean-label food supplements.

Showcased alongside the vegetarian portfolio will be Capsugel’s Licaps® capsules, which are specifically designed for the secure containment of liquids and semi-solids. Licaps capsules help address complex formulation challenges, such as bioavailability enhancement, and deliver high product protection and fast release through its cutting-edge Licaps Fusion Technology. The Licaps capsule portfolio includes DUOCAP™ capsules and beadlets-in-cap – two innovative delivery systems that facilitate popular combination products – as well as a range of ‘ready-to-go’ capsules that provide customers with high-quality finished dosage solutions for a variety of health applications. With Licaps premium technology suited for the formulation of successful nutritional liquid supplements, Capsugel will be sponsoring this year’s ‘GOED omega-3 expert village’ at Vitafoods.

Capsugel will also preview several new consumer-centric solutions, including its advanced Lipid Multi-Particulates (LMP) technology, which provides taste-masking, modified release and bioavailability enhancement in health and nutrition applications, as well as the new liquid-fill capability for its acid-resistant DRcaps capsule platform. In addition, Capsugel will showcase its new, large-sized Licaps capsules, providing an innovative solution to accommodate increasing consumer demand for sports nutrition products.

As part of its wider activities at the show, Capsugel will present at the Vitafoods Conference on 11 May at 3.10pm on the importance of selecting quality products for hard capsules. With the ever-stricter regulatory requirements for healthcare products, Kaat Bracquiné, Senior Manager of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, will explain how Capsugel’s evaluation process for sourcing capsule components enables its customers to stay one step ahead of industry standards. She will also discuss how brands can use a quality positioning to achieve differentiation in mature markets.

Capsugel is a global leader in delivering high-quality, innovative dosage forms and solutions to its customers in the health care industry. The company’s Hard Capsule business offers customers the broadest portfolio of gelatin, vegetarian, and other specialized capsule technologies. Capsugel’s Dosage Form Solutions business utilizes an array of proprietary technologies and specialized manufacturing capabilities to solve customers’ most pressing product development challenges, including bioavailability enhancement, modified release, abuse deterrence, biotherapeutic processing, and inhalation formulation. The company's fast-to-clinic program streamlines product development from pre-formulation through clinical and commercial supply for finished dosage forms. Headquartered in Morristown, N.J., Capsugel serves more than 4,000 customers in more than 100 countries. For additional information, visit