Tablets are the most common solid oral dosage form for many reasons including ease of manufacturing, convenience for the patient, accurate dose administration, and good stability.

Direct compression is the simplest and most economical method for the manufacturing of tablets because it requires less processing steps compared to other techniques such as wet granulation and roller compaction. Most pharmaceutical active ingredients cannot be compressed directly due to lack of flow, cohesion properties and lubrication. Therefore they must be blended with other directly compressible ingredients to manufacture satisfactory tablets.

Colorcon offers several directly compressible excipients for developing immediate release and controlled release pharmaceutical tablets.

Our global network of technical experts is trained in all aspects of formulation development and scale-up. They are ready to assist our customers in any phase of tablet development and coating.

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