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32B October 2019 Tablets & Capsules D Efficient and profitable capsule filling: a quality-driven focus Paul Davis Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition capsule filling This article discusses how focusing on quality throughout every stage of development and manufacturing not only creates a high-quality capsule product, but also improves manufacturing processes and the bottom line. ietary supplement consumers want products that are convenient and easy to administer, and research shows that capsules remain the preferred dosage form for 42 percent of US consumers thanks to their convenient, versatile, and easy-to-swallow properties [1]. A key challenge for nutra- ceutical manufacturers is ensuring that the finished capsule products they bring to market are innovative and address the latest consumer trends—such as an increasing demand for sustainable, clean label products and greater trans- parency—while also optimizing production efficiency, productivity, and profitability. To do this, quality must be built in to all stages of product development. Driving quality forward There are a number of important factors to consider when developing an encapsulated dosage form to ensure an innovative, high-quality final product. Capsule and capsule-filling equipment suppliers and contract devel- opment and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) can

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