Nicholas DiFranco


Nick DiFranco, MEM, is the Global Market Segment Manager for Oral Treatments at Lubrizol Life Science Health (LLS Health). In his role, Nick coordinates a multi-disciplinary team offering excipients and services for controlled release and solubility enhancement in oral solids and liquids, including Carbopol® and Apinovex™ polymers. Prior to this role, Nick held positions as an Applications Scientist and Market Manager at Lubrizol supporting long-acting drug delivery and CDMO services. Nick holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials focus) and a Master of Engineering and Management degree from Case Western Reserve University.

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Posted by Nicholas DiFranco | 04/17/2024

Oral suspensions are pharmaceutical formulations in which solid particles of active ingredients are dispersed in a liquid vehicle. These suspensions are commonly used for administering medications to patients who have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms, such as tablets or capsules, or for those who require customized dosages. Here's a comprehensive guide to understanding and formulating oral suspensions:

Categories: Carbomers, Pharmaceuticals

Posted by Nicholas DiFranco | 08/30/2023

Extended-release tablets, also known as sustained-release, controlled-release, or time-release tablets, have become increasingly important in the healthcare sector due to their ability to maintain consistent drug levels in the body over a specific period. This drug delivery system provides various benefits, including enhanced patient compliance, minimized side effects, and improved therapeutic efficacy.

Categories: Pharmaceuticals

Posted by Nicholas DiFranco | 01/25/2023

For drug developers working on oral solid dosage drug projects, solubility, and therefore bioavailability, is a significant challenge. At present, poor water solubility impacts around 40% of drugs currently on the market. 

Categories: Pharmaceuticals