The Supplement Factory continues to strengthen its core capabilities and is now able to offer its customers our services as Sustained Release Pellet Manufacturers under the name SpheratrixTM.
The food supplement industry is the fastest emerging market to use this technology and it is either being implemented for enhancing existing products or bringing new premium innovation to market.
A pellet is defined as a spherical, free-flowing granule with a narrow size distribution, typically varying between 500 and 2000 µm. Its multi-particulate ingredient matrix offers some important technological advantages over conventional solid dosage forms.
Modified-release dosage forms have been developed to deliver drugs to the part of the body where it will be absorbed, to simplify dosing schedules, and to assure that concentration of the drug is maintained over an appropriate time interval. A modified release coating is what is applied to the external surface of a pellet in order to change its release profile.
There are three main coating profiles available, these are:
Traditional dosage forms require multiple daily dosing to achieve the desired blood concentration to produce therapeutic activity. The development of modified release coatings has meant both a decrease in the number of required daily doses and a significant reduction in side effects. This is enhancing the experience for the consumer and also reduces the risk of insufficient treatments.
Unlike immediate-release forms, which act quickly, modified-release forms are intended to act over a longer time or delay action until they have reached a specific area – the stomach, small intestine, or colon, for example.
Whether you are looking to create a new product or add to your existing range, Supplement Factory strives to make your private label experience as efficient and relaxing as possible. From queries regarding ingredients, formulation, packaging and design, our experienced team will help you every step of the way. With a wide range of exciting products available, contact us today to see why we are the UK’s leading food supplement contract manufacturers.