Dosage form Design

We specialize in the development and manufacturing of various dosage forms from clinical to commercial scale. These include tablets capsules, softgels, minitablets, suspensions, semi-solids, orally disintegrating tablets, orally dissolving films, transdermal patches, emulsions, injectables, and inhalables. Our dosage forms also cater to variety of special populations including pediatric, geriatric, and dysphagic. These dosage forms can be mix and matched with our nanotechnology platforms and formulation technologies to improve efficacy and uniquely position your product in the market. Additionally taste masking solutions are added to improve patient experience.

Overview

  • Dosage Form Design Collaboration: Our experts work in close partnership with you to design the optimal dosage form. This collaboration involves a structured evaluation of critical factors to ensure the dosage form meets all necessary criteria for success.
  • Dosage Form Physicochemical Analysis: A thorough analysis of the physicochemical properties is fundamental in dosage form development. Understanding these properties allows us to tailor the dosage form to ensure optimal delivery and performance.
  • Dosage Form ADME/PK/PD Evaluation: Assessing the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion (ADME), and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) characteristics is crucial. This evaluation informs the dosage form design to maximize therapeutic efficacy.
  • Patient-Centric Dosage Form Development: Patient requirements are at the forefront of our dosage form development process. We strive to create dosage forms that are not only effective but also patient-friendly, enhancing compliance and treatment outcomes.
  • Dosage Form Manufacturability Considerations: The manufacturability of a dosage form is a key consideration. Our team ensures that the dosage form design is practical and scalable, aligning with production capabilities.
  • Dosage Form Stability Assessment: Stability is a critical attribute of any dosage form. Our comprehensive assessment guarantees that the dosage form maintains its integrity and efficacy throughout its shelf life.
  • Market-Driven Dosage Form Strategy: Market considerations play a significant role in dosage form development. We develop strategies that position the dosage form favorably in the market, addressing unmet needs and patient preferences.
  • Personalized Dosage Form Recommendations: Our comprehensive dosage form assessment culminates in personalized recommendations. These recommendations are designed to differentiate your product, enhance patient acceptance, and ensure the translation of scientific findings into commercially successful medicine.
  • Dosage Form Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that the dosage form meets all regulatory requirements is essential. Our team provides guidance on compliance matters to facilitate a smooth approval process.
  • Innovative Dosage Form Technologies: We incorporate innovative technologies in our dosage form development to overcome challenges such as solubility and stability, ensuring that the dosage form is cutting-edge and effective.
  • Dosage Form Lifecycle Management: Our services extend beyond initial development. We provide ongoing support for dosage form lifecycle management, ensuring that the product continues to meet all quality and efficacy standards.
  • Environmental Impact of Dosage Form Production: We consider the environmental impact of dosage form production. Our development process includes strategies to minimize the ecological footprint, aligning with sustainability goals.

Features & Benefits

By partnering with Renejix, you benefit from our exceptional team of scientific advisors who optimize your investment in drug development. They conduct a neutral assessment of your molecule, technology dosage form, and manufacturing path, identifying potential hurdles and providing a range of options for selecting the best dosage form. The ultimate result is the maximization of patient acceptance and adherence, accelerated development timelines, and the creation of a distinctive dose form that ensures success in the competitive market

FEATURES
 
  • neutral assessment of your molecule, technology dosage form, and manufacturing path
  • Identification of potential development and manufacturing hurdles
  • Personalized recommendations with a range of options for selecting the best dosage form
BENEFITS
  • Maximize patient acceptance and adherence 
  • Accelerate development timelines 
  • Create a distinctive dose form to develop a successful treatment in the competitive market

Improved Patient Experience

  • Formulation Flexibility: Renejix’s approach to formulation development is defined by its flexibility, adapting to the evolving needs of each project. This allows for a tailored approach to dosage form design, ensuring that the final product meets the specific requirements of the therapy and the patient.
  • GLP and GMP Formulations: Our early stage testing is supported by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) formulations and test materials. This ensures that the foundation of our dosage forms is built on quality and compliance.
  • Seamless Transition: We guarantee a seamless transition from early stage formulations to stable, scalable finished dose forms. This smooth progression is critical for maintaining project timelines and ensuring the scalability of the dosage form.
  • Enhanced Therapeutic Profiles: By improving absorption, ensuring faster onset, and providing extended release, we enhance the therapeutic profiles of our dosage forms. This leads to better patient outcomes and more effective treatments.
  • Targeted Delivery: Our dosage forms are designed for targeted delivery, ensuring that the medication reaches the specific site of action, which can improve efficacy and reduce side effects.
  • Improved Therapeutic Adherence: Through thoughtful dosage form design, we aim to improve therapeutic adherence by making medication regimens simpler and more convenient for patients.
  • Minimized Food Effects: We develop dosage forms that minimize food effects, allowing for more consistent drug absorption and reducing the impact of dietary variations on medication efficacy.
  • Better Absorption: Optimizing the absorption of a drug is a primary goal in dosage form development. By enhancing the solubility and permeability of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), we can improve the bioavailability of the medication, ensuring that patients receive the full therapeutic benefit.
  • Faster Onset: The onset of action is critical for certain conditions where rapid relief is necessary. Our dosage form development strategies include the use of fast-dissolving carriers and other technologies to accelerate the release and absorption of the drug, providing quicker symptom relief.
  • Extended Release: Extended-release dosage forms are designed to release the API gradually over time, maintaining therapeutic levels in the bloodstream for longer periods. This can improve patient adherence by reducing the frequency of dosing and enhancing the overall convenience of the treatment regimen.
  • Reduced Dose Burden: By employing advanced formulation techniques, we aim to reduce the dose burden on patients. This involves concentrating the API, utilizing high-potency excipients, and improving the delivery system to ensure that smaller doses are just as effective.
  • Reduced Dose Frequency: Reducing the frequency of dosing not only improves patient convenience but also enhances adherence. Our extended-release formulations and novel delivery systems are engineered to require fewer doses per day, simplifying the patient’s medication schedule.
  • Patient Experience: Enhancing the patient experience is at the core of our formulation development. By focusing on the patient’s needs and preferences, we create dosage forms that are easier to take and more acceptable to different patient groups.
  • Taste Masking: We employ taste masking techniques to improve the dosing experience, particularly for special patient groups such as children, the elderly, psychiatric patients, and animals.
  • Easier Administration: Our dosage forms are designed for easier administration, ensuring that patients can take their medications without difficulty or discomfort.
  • Product Differentiation: Renejix utilizes unique technologies to create differentiated products that attract prescribers and patients, setting our treatments apart in the competitive pharmaceutical market.

Technologies

  • Softgel Dosage Form: The softgel dosage form offers a versatile solution for delivering liquid or semi-solid drugs. Its smooth, gelatinous shell makes it easy to swallow and provides an effective barrier to protect sensitive ingredients from light and oxygen.
  • Gelatin-Free Capsule Dosage Form: Gelatin-free capsules provide a dosage form alternative for individuals with dietary restrictions. These capsules are made from plant-based materials and offer the same benefits as traditional gelatin capsules.
  • Lock Abuse-Resistant Dosage Form Technology: This technology is designed to deter the misuse of medications. The lock abuse-resistant dosage form ensures that the active ingredient is difficult to extract, which helps to prevent abuse.
  • DR Delayed Release Dosage Form Technology: DR delayed release technology is a dosage form that controls the timing of drug release. This allows the medication to bypass the stomach and release at a specific point in the digestive system, enhancing efficacy and reducing side effects.
  • Minicaps Dosage Form: Minicaps are a smaller version of traditional capsules, making them an ideal dosage form for patients who have difficulty swallowing large pills. Despite their size, they can be engineered to carry an effective dose.
  • Microcaps Dosage Form: Microcaps are an advanced dosage form designed for precision delivery. They contain micro-sized capsules that can be tailored for targeted release, improving the absorption and effectiveness of the medication.
  • Modified Release Dosage Form Technologies: These technologies allow for the customization of drug release profiles. Modified release dosage forms can be designed for sustained, controlled, or delayed release, depending on the therapeutic needs.
  • Orally Dissolving Tablet Dosage Form Technology: Orally dissolving tablets provide a convenient dosage form that disintegrates quickly in the mouth without the need for water, offering ease of administration and rapid onset of action.
  • Orally Disintegrating Film Dosage Form: This innovative dosage form consists of a thin film that dissolves rapidly on the tongue. Orally disintegrating films are discreet and ideal for on-the-go medication administration.
  • Oral Suspension Dosage Form: Oral suspensions are a liquid dosage form that allows for the suspension of insoluble drugs in a liquid medium. They are particularly useful for pediatric and geriatric patients who may have difficulty with solid dosage forms.
  • Emulsion Dosage Form: Emulsions are a dosage form that combines two immiscible liquids. They can enhance the bioavailability of drugs by improving the solubility of lipophilic compounds.
  • Microencapsulation Dosage Form: Microencapsulation is a dosage form technology that encases tiny particles or droplets of a drug within a coating. This can protect the active ingredient from degradation and control its release.
  • Multiparticulate Dosage Form: Multiparticulates are a dosage form composed of small, discrete particles. Each particle can be coated or layered to provide a specific release profile, offering flexibility in drug delivery.
  • Sublingual Tablet Dosage Form: Sublingual tablets are a dosage form designed to dissolve under the tongue, allowing for rapid absorption into the bloodstream and quicker therapeutic effects.
  • Chewable Tablet Dosage Form: Chewable tablets offer a user-friendly dosage form, especially for children or those who have difficulty swallowing. They can be flavored to improve palatability.
  • Effervescent Tablet Dosage Form: Effervescent tablets are a dosage form that dissolves in water to release carbon dioxide, resulting in a fizzy solution. This can enhance the taste and make the medication more appealing to take.
  • Topical Gel Dosage Form: Topical gels are a dosage form applied to the skin. They are designed to deliver medication locally or transdermally and can provide targeted therapy with minimal systemic exposure.
  • Dosage Form Design Collaboration: Our experts work in close partnership with you to design the optimal dosage form. This collaboration involves a structured evaluation of critical factors to ensure the dosage form meets all necessary criteria for success.
  • Dosage Form Physicochemical Analysis: A thorough analysis of the physicochemical properties is fundamental in dosage form development. Understanding these properties allows us to tailor the dosage form to ensure optimal delivery and performance.
  • Dosage Form ADME/PK/PD Evaluation: Assessing the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion (ADME), and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) characteristics is crucial. This evaluation informs the dosage form design to maximize therapeutic efficacy.
  • Patient-Centric Dosage Form Development: Patient requirements are at the forefront of our dosage form development process. We strive to create dosage forms that are not only effective but also patient-friendly, enhancing compliance and treatment outcomes.
  • Dosage Form Manufacturability Considerations: The manufacturability of a dosage form is a key consideration. Our team ensures that the dosage form design is practical and scalable, aligning with production capabilities.
  • Dosage Form Stability Assessment: Stability is a critical attribute of any dosage form. Our comprehensive assessment guarantees that the dosage form maintains its integrity and efficacy throughout its shelf life.
  • Market-Driven Dosage Form Strategy: Market considerations play a significant role in dosage form development. We develop strategies that position the dosage form favorably in the market, addressing unmet needs and patient preferences.
  • Personalized Dosage Form Recommendations: Our comprehensive dosage form assessment culminates in personalized recommendations. These recommendations are designed to differentiate your product, enhance patient acceptance, and ensure the translation of scientific findings into commercially successful medicine.

Additional topics to consider:

  • Dosage Form Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that the dosage form meets all regulatory requirements is essential. Our team provides guidance on compliance matters to facilitate a smooth approval process.
  • Innovative Dosage Form Technologies: We incorporate innovative technologies in our dosage form development to overcome challenges such as solubility and stability, ensuring that the dosage form is cutting-edge and effective.
  • Dosage Form Lifecycle Management: Our services extend beyond initial development. We provide ongoing support for dosage form lifecycle management, ensuring that the product continues to meet all quality and efficacy standards.
  • Environmental Impact of Dosage Form Production: We consider the environmental impact of dosage form production. Our development process includes strategies to minimize the ecological footprint, aligning with sustainability goals.

By partnering with Renejix, you benefit from our exceptional team of scientific advisors who optimize your investment in drug development. They conduct a neutral assessment of your molecule, technology dosage form, and manufacturing path, identifying potential hurdles and providing a range of options for selecting the best dosage form. The ultimate result is the maximization of patient acceptance and adherence, accelerated development timelines, and the creation of a distinctive dose form that ensures success in the competitive market

FEATURES
 
  • neutral assessment of your molecule, technology dosage form, and manufacturing path
  • Identification of potential development and manufacturing hurdles
  • Personalized recommendations with a range of options for selecting the best dosage form
BENEFITS
  • Maximize patient acceptance and adherence 
  • Accelerate development timelines 
  • Create a distinctive dose form to develop a successful treatment in the competitive market
  • Formulation Flexibility: Renejix’s approach to formulation development is defined by its flexibility, adapting to the evolving needs of each project. This allows for a tailored approach to dosage form design, ensuring that the final product meets the specific requirements of the therapy and the patient.
  • GLP and GMP Formulations: Our early stage testing is supported by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) formulations and test materials. This ensures that the foundation of our dosage forms is built on quality and compliance.
  • Seamless Transition: We guarantee a seamless transition from early stage formulations to stable, scalable finished dose forms. This smooth progression is critical for maintaining project timelines and ensuring the scalability of the dosage form.
  • Enhanced Therapeutic Profiles: By improving absorption, ensuring faster onset, and providing extended release, we enhance the therapeutic profiles of our dosage forms. This leads to better patient outcomes and more effective treatments.
  • Targeted Delivery: Our dosage forms are designed for targeted delivery, ensuring that the medication reaches the specific site of action, which can improve efficacy and reduce side effects.
  • Improved Therapeutic Adherence: Through thoughtful dosage form design, we aim to improve therapeutic adherence by making medication regimens simpler and more convenient for patients.
  • Minimized Food Effects: We develop dosage forms that minimize food effects, allowing for more consistent drug absorption and reducing the impact of dietary variations on medication efficacy.
  • Better Absorption: Optimizing the absorption of a drug is a primary goal in dosage form development. By enhancing the solubility and permeability of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), we can improve the bioavailability of the medication, ensuring that patients receive the full therapeutic benefit.
  • Faster Onset: The onset of action is critical for certain conditions where rapid relief is necessary. Our dosage form development strategies include the use of fast-dissolving carriers and other technologies to accelerate the release and absorption of the drug, providing quicker symptom relief.
  • Extended Release: Extended-release dosage forms are designed to release the API gradually over time, maintaining therapeutic levels in the bloodstream for longer periods. This can improve patient adherence by reducing the frequency of dosing and enhancing the overall convenience of the treatment regimen.
  • Reduced Dose Burden: By employing advanced formulation techniques, we aim to reduce the dose burden on patients. This involves concentrating the API, utilizing high-potency excipients, and improving the delivery system to ensure that smaller doses are just as effective.
  • Reduced Dose Frequency: Reducing the frequency of dosing not only improves patient convenience but also enhances adherence. Our extended-release formulations and novel delivery systems are engineered to require fewer doses per day, simplifying the patient’s medication schedule.
  • Patient Experience: Enhancing the patient experience is at the core of our formulation development. By focusing on the patient’s needs and preferences, we create dosage forms that are easier to take and more acceptable to different patient groups.
  • Taste Masking: We employ taste masking techniques to improve the dosing experience, particularly for special patient groups such as children, the elderly, psychiatric patients, and animals.
  • Easier Administration: Our dosage forms are designed for easier administration, ensuring that patients can take their medications without difficulty or discomfort.
  • Product Differentiation: Renejix utilizes unique technologies to create differentiated products that attract prescribers and patients, setting our treatments apart in the competitive pharmaceutical market.
  • Softgel Dosage Form: The softgel dosage form offers a versatile solution for delivering liquid or semi-solid drugs. Its smooth, gelatinous shell makes it easy to swallow and provides an effective barrier to protect sensitive ingredients from light and oxygen.
  • Gelatin-Free Capsule Dosage Form: Gelatin-free capsules provide a dosage form alternative for individuals with dietary restrictions. These capsules are made from plant-based materials and offer the same benefits as traditional gelatin capsules.
  • Lock Abuse-Resistant Dosage Form Technology: This technology is designed to deter the misuse of medications. The lock abuse-resistant dosage form ensures that the active ingredient is difficult to extract, which helps to prevent abuse.
  • DR Delayed Release Dosage Form Technology: DR delayed release technology is a dosage form that controls the timing of drug release. This allows the medication to bypass the stomach and release at a specific point in the digestive system, enhancing efficacy and reducing side effects.
  • Minicaps Dosage Form: Minicaps are a smaller version of traditional capsules, making them an ideal dosage form for patients who have difficulty swallowing large pills. Despite their size, they can be engineered to carry an effective dose.
  • Microcaps Dosage Form: Microcaps are an advanced dosage form designed for precision delivery. They contain micro-sized capsules that can be tailored for targeted release, improving the absorption and effectiveness of the medication.
  • Modified Release Dosage Form Technologies: These technologies allow for the customization of drug release profiles. Modified release dosage forms can be designed for sustained, controlled, or delayed release, depending on the therapeutic needs.
  • Orally Dissolving Tablet Dosage Form Technology: Orally dissolving tablets provide a convenient dosage form that disintegrates quickly in the mouth without the need for water, offering ease of administration and rapid onset of action.
  • Orally Disintegrating Film Dosage Form: This innovative dosage form consists of a thin film that dissolves rapidly on the tongue. Orally disintegrating films are discreet and ideal for on-the-go medication administration.
  • Oral Suspension Dosage Form: Oral suspensions are a liquid dosage form that allows for the suspension of insoluble drugs in a liquid medium. They are particularly useful for pediatric and geriatric patients who may have difficulty with solid dosage forms.
  • Emulsion Dosage Form: Emulsions are a dosage form that combines two immiscible liquids. They can enhance the bioavailability of drugs by improving the solubility of lipophilic compounds.
  • Microencapsulation Dosage Form: Microencapsulation is a dosage form technology that encases tiny particles or droplets of a drug within a coating. This can protect the active ingredient from degradation and control its release.
  • Multiparticulate Dosage Form: Multiparticulates are a dosage form composed of small, discrete particles. Each particle can be coated or layered to provide a specific release profile, offering flexibility in drug delivery.
  • Sublingual Tablet Dosage Form: Sublingual tablets are a dosage form designed to dissolve under the tongue, allowing for rapid absorption into the bloodstream and quicker therapeutic effects.
  • Chewable Tablet Dosage Form: Chewable tablets offer a user-friendly dosage form, especially for children or those who have difficulty swallowing. They can be flavored to improve palatability.
  • Effervescent Tablet Dosage Form: Effervescent tablets are a dosage form that dissolves in water to release carbon dioxide, resulting in a fizzy solution. This can enhance the taste and make the medication more appealing to take.
  • Topical Gel Dosage Form: Topical gels are a dosage form applied to the skin. They are designed to deliver medication locally or transdermally and can provide targeted therapy with minimal systemic exposure.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Dosage Forms

What are the different types of pharmaceutical dosage forms?

 Pharmaceutical dosage forms can be broadly categorized into solid, semi-solid, liquid, and gaseous forms, each suited for different therapeutic needs, patient preferences, and administration routes. Solid forms include tablets, capsules, and powders. Semi-solid forms encompass creams, ointments, and gels. Liquid forms are represented by solutions, suspensions, and emulsions. Gaseous forms include aerosols and inhalants. Each category offers unique advantages in terms of drug delivery, efficacy, and patient compliance.

How does Renejix select the appropriate dosage form for a new drug?

 Renejix selects the appropriate dosage form for a new drug based on several factors, including the drug's physicochemical properties, the intended route of administration, the target patient population, and the desired release profile. The process involves thorough formulation development studies, stability testing, and consideration of patient convenience and compliance. Collaboration between the CDMO's scientists and the client ensures that the selected dosage form optimizes the drug's therapeutic effectiveness and market potential.

What are controlled-release dosage forms, and why are they important?

 Controlled-release dosage forms are designed to release the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) at a predetermined rate, extending its therapeutic effect and reducing dosing frequency compared to immediate-release forms. They are important for improving patient compliance, minimizing side effects, and maintaining consistent drug levels in the bloodstream. Controlled-release forms can be crucial for chronic disease management, where steady medication levels are needed over long periods.

Can Renejix develop pediatric-friendly dosage forms?

 Yes, Renejix can develop pediatric-friendly dosage forms that cater to the unique needs of children, such as smaller doses, easier swallowing, and palatable flavors. Options include mini-tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, syrups, and chewable tablets. The development process emphasizes safety, accuracy of dosing, and acceptability to ensure high compliance in pediatric patients. Regulatory guidelines for pediatric formulations are strictly followed to ensure the products are both effective and safe for young patients.

What advancements are being made in dosage form technology?

Advancements in dosage form technology focus on improving drug bioavailability, patient compliance, and targeted delivery. Innovations include nanoparticle-based delivery systems, 3D-printed tablets for customizable dosing, transdermal patches for systemic effects, and implantable devices for long-term drug release. These advancements allow for more personalized medicine approaches, addressing individual patient needs and improving therapeutic outcomes.

How are dosage forms tested for stability?

Dosage forms are tested for stability through a series of rigorous analytical tests that simulate various environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, light) over time. These tests assess the physical, chemical, and microbiological stability of the product, ensuring that it maintains its efficacy, safety, and quality throughout its shelf life. Stability testing protocols adhere to regulatory guidelines, such as those from the ICH (International Council for Harmonisation), and are critical for regulatory submissions and product approval.

What role does packaging play in the stability of dosage forms?

Packaging plays a crucial role in protecting dosage forms from environmental factors, contamination, and physical damage, thereby maintaining their stability and integrity. The choice of packaging materials (e.g., blister packs, bottles, ampoules) and systems (e.g., child-resistant, tamper-evident) is determined based on the dosage form's sensitivity to light, moisture, and oxygen, as well as the need for sterility. Effective packaging design is essential for ensuring the product's shelf life and patient safety.

Can Renejix handle the development of high-potency dosage forms?

 Yes, Renejix can handle the development of high-potency dosage forms, which require specialized containment facilities and handling procedures to protect workers and prevent cross-contamination. These dosage forms are designed for drugs with high biological activity at low doses. The CDMO's expertise in formulation development, analytical testing, and GMP manufacturing ensures that high-potency drugs are produced safely and effectively, with strict adherence to quality and regulatory standards.

What considerations are taken into account for geriatric dosage forms?

 For geriatric dosage forms, considerations include ease of administration, dosing flexibility, and the avoidance of swallowing difficulties. Formulations may be designed for enhanced bioavailability or reduced dosing frequency. Additionally, packaging is designed for easy opening and use by individuals with reduced dexterity. These considerations help improve compliance and therapeutic outcomes in the elderly population, who often have multiple chronic conditions requiring medication.

How does Renejix ensure regulatory compliance in dosage form development?

Renejix ensures regulatory compliance in dosage form development by adhering to the guidelines and regulations set forth by authoritative bodies like the FDA, EMA, and ICH. This includes following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), conducting thorough stability and quality control testing, and preparing detailed documentation for regulatory submissions. The CDMO's regulatory affairs team works closely with clients to navigate the regulatory landscape, ensuring that all development and manufacturing activities meet the highest standards for product safety, efficacy, and quality.