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Signet & Roquette conduct technical seminar across four cities

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The seminar aimed to impart knowledge about Roquette’s excipients used for solubilisation, coating, oral films and other novel drug delivery systems

Signet and Roquette recently conducted technical seminar in four different cities — Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The event was attended by 390 participants from 107 pharmaceutical companies. The seminar aimed to impart knowledge about Roquette’s excipients used for solubilisation, coating, oral films and other novel drug delivery systems.

Five eminent speakers shared their expertise and experience in their respective fields. Dr Rikhav Gala from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University presented on ‘Oral dissolving film and Nanovaccines for infectious diseases and cancer via novel delivery techniques such as microneedles.’ He explained the use of Lycoat in oral dissolving films containing vaccine microparticles.

Philippe Lefevre, Global Tech. Application Specialist of Roquette shared his views on ‘Pregelatinized Starches in Pharmaceutical formulations’. He detailed on the use of Lycatab C and Lycatab C-LM in different processes like capsule filling, wet granulation and direct compression.

‘Understanding Tablet Compaction: Correcting the elastic-plastic balance’ was elaborated by Dr Paul WS Heng from National University of Singapore. He explained the importance of understanding excipient properties to achieve robust tablet manufacturing.

Dr Bing Tan from Roquette presented ‘Solutions for Solubility Enhancement and Taste Masking’ by using Kleptose HPB and Kleptose HP. He also introduced Kleptose Linecaps, a pea maltodextrin having molecular encapsulation ability used in different process including Hot melt extrusion.

Dr Xavier Parissaux introduced Lycoat and ReadiLycoat in his topic ‘Modified starches in coating applications’. It provides low viscosity and high solid content solution for quick coating without the use of fillers ensuring perfect stability and film strength. The sessions catered well to the current formulation needs of the industry.

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