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Colorcon, Inc. Introduces Opadry Amb II – The Next Advancement in Fully Formulated Film Coating Systems for Moisture Barrier Protection of Pharmaceutical Tablets


March 10, 2015
By Business Wire News

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa.

Today, Colorcon announces a significant advancement in protection for pharmaceutical products sensitive to environmental moisture conditions with the introduction of Opadry amb II, a fully formulated high performance moisture barrier film coating. This unique formula provides best-in-class moisture protection and manufacturing productivity. Pigmented and clear options are available, all resulting in tablets with a glossy finish and well-defined logos without impacting dissolution.

Opadry amb II is a fully formulated high performance moisture barrier film coating. This unique form ...

Opadry amb II is a fully formulated high performance moisture barrier film coating. This unique formula provides best-in-class moisture protection and manufacturing productivity.(Photo: Business Wire)

According to Colorcon’s Vice President of Global Business Development, Cornelis van den Muyzenberg, “Opadry amb II provides significantly better protection compared to other moisture barrier coatings. The improved moisture shield helps guard core active ingredients and supports final product stability. This is especially important when tablets are packaged in bottles or when pharmacies, patients or caregivers remove them from primary packaging. For the development of Opadry amb II we identified and used a new technology to measure and substantiate the rate of moisture adsorption. We are pleased to be able to bring this product to market, helping our customers improve manufacturing efficiency with reduced production time, while improving final product quality and in-use shelf life. ”

Company Information

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and technical support of formulated film coating systems, modified release technologies, and functional excipients for the pharmaceutical industry. Our best-in-class products and technologies are complemented by our extensive application data and value-added services to support all phases of solid oral dose design, development and manufacture. Our focus on market issues and technology development has earned Colorcon an international reputation as a pharmaceutical supplier of choice. That reputation is based on superior product quality, unparalleled technical support, extensive regulatory assistance and reliable supply from multiple locations. Colorcon has 18 technical service laboratories globally and more than 1200 employees exclusively dedicated to its customer base. For more information, visit www.colorcon.com.

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