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Signet & Roquette organizes technical seminar in 4 cities

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 16:00 Hrs  [IST]

About 390 participants from 107 pharmaceutical companies had attended a road show organized by Signet and Roquette in four different cities (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad) throughout the week from June 13 – 16, 2017. This seminar was aimed to impart knowledge about Roquette’s excipients used for solubilisation, coating, oral films and other novel drug delivery systems.

In the seminar, five eminent speakers shared their expertise and experience in their respective fields. Dr. Rikhav Gala from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University made a presentation 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 W S 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.

These sessions were informative and catered to the current formulation needs of the industry.

Signet, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical excipients in India has partnered with 25 globally renowned excipient manufacturers offering over 450 various excipients for almost every application and dosage forms.

Roquette is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of starch, polyols and starch based derivatives.  Headquartered in Lestrem, France, it has several plants based in different parts of the world including USA, Italy, China and more recently in India with the acquisition of Riddhi Siddhi.


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