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Carbopol® Polymers

Carbopol® polymers provide highly effective controlled-release properties for oral tablets at low usage levels, critical rheological and bioadhesive properties for topical formulations, and patient-centric benefits across multiple dosage forms.  

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Webinar: Novel Solubility-Enhancing Excipients for Oral and Injectable Drug Products

This webinar unveils two new polymer technologies from LLS Health for increasing drug solubility: oral-grade Apinovex™ and injectable-grade Apisolex™ polymers. Learn how these polymers enable scalable, reproducible manufacturing of drug products, intellectual property (IP) protection, and lifecycle management with 505(b)(2) filings. 

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Featured Markets

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Topical Drug Delivery

Delivering solutions to the topical and transdermal markets via versatile and efficient polymers for creams, gels, lotions, and ointment applications.
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Oral Drug Delivery

Supplying pharmaceutical excipients that impart controlled drug release and mucoadhesive properties, among others, to oral solids, solutions, and suspensions.
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Ophthalmic Drug Delivery

Offering bioadhesive excipients that enhance drug absorption via prolonged contact time with the eye for ocular topical formulations. Also supplying biodurable TPU for ophthalmic inserts, such as punctal plugs.
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Long-Acting Drug Delivery

Providing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) excipients for controlled, sustained drug release as well as contract development and manufacturing services for drug-eluting systems and combination products.

Emphasized Dosage Forms

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Semi-Solids and Gels

Our Carbopol® polymers, Pemulen polymeric emulsifiers, and Noveon® polycarbophil have been used extensively in semisolid and gel commercial applications for over fifty years. 
Solution and Suspension

Solutions and Suspensions

Experience with semisolids and gels, offering both innovative bioadhesive excipients as well as contract development and manufacturing services.
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Oral Solid Dose

LLS Health excipients for solid oral drug delivery offer excellent physical properties, such as tablet hardness and low friability, over a wide range of compression forces and come in both powder and granular forms. 
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Implantable Devices

Implantable drug-eluting systems (also referred to as implantable devices) offer several unique advantages over conventional oral or other parenteral drug delivery methods.

Highlighted Excipients

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Carbopol® Polymers

Carbopol® polymers are well known for their versatility and ease of use as pharmaceutical excipients. 
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Apinovex™ Polymers

Apinovex polymers enable formulators to enhance the solubility of BCS Class II and IV APIs and develop more efficient oral dosage forms with high, stable drug loading.

Apisolex™ Polymer

Apisolex™ Polymer is an injectable-grade excipient that is a safe, GMP-validated, polyamino acid-based polymer that enhances the solubility of BCS Class II and IV APIs by 50,000-fold

Noveon® Polycarbophil

Noveon® Polycarbophil can provide enhanced lubrication functionality to ophthalmic drug formulations and excellent controlled release characteristics in oral drug delivery applications.

Pathway® TPU Excipients

Pathway TPU Excipients offer controlled drug release and compatibility with a wide range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Other Topical IID Ingredients

In addition to our traditional IID-listed polymers that can help improve the feel and performance of topical pharmaceutical formulations, our portfolio also includes emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, and surfactant thickeners. 

Exploring the Potential of Polymeric Excipients for Nasal Formulations

Posted by Ashley Rezak | 04/25/2024

In recent years, the landscape of pharmaceutical formulations has been witnessing a significant shift towards non-invasive delivery methods. Among these, nasal administration has emerged as a promising option, particularly in the wake of a respiratory virus pandemic and the quest for innovative drug delivery solutions. With a growing interest in nasal drug delivery, there's also a corresponding surge in products aiming to protect against respiratory infections.

Categories: Carbomers, Pharmaceuticals

A Guide to Oral Suspensions for Formulation Scientists

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

Unlocking the Power of Magnesium: Exploring MAGSHAPE™ Microcapsules for a Healthier, Active Lifestyle, and Better Sleep

Posted by Isabel Gómez | 03/28/2024

In the relentless pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle, nutrition plays a pivotal role. Often overlooked but crucial, magnesium is an essential mineral that influences numerous biochemical reactions within the body. Addressing the need for a concentrated and effective magnesium source, MAGSHAPE™ microcapsules has emerged as a game-changer. This blog aims to delve into the nutritional significance of magnesium, the unique benefits offered by MAGSHAPE™ microcapsules, and its versatile applications for individuals aiming to maintain optimal health and well-being, including its impact on sleep quality.

Categories: Nutraceuticals

About Us

Our pharmaceutical grade carbomers, polycarbophils, and thermoplastic polyurethanes are used in a wide range of applications including sustained release oral solid dosage forms, semisolid and liquid formulations, transdermal applications and drug eluting device solutions. Our Carbopol®, Pemulen, and Noveon® polymers have been successfully used in over-the-counter and pharmaceutical formulations to impart rheology modification, mucoadhesion, controlled drug release, and many other unique properties.