Advancing Oral Delivery

3/31/10

By: Scott D. Barnhart, MS and Martha S. Sloboda, MBA
Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality
February/March 2010

The oral thin film (OTF) platform continues to evolve as more pharmaceutical researchers evaluate ways to apply the benefits of this technology across more markets and therapeutic classes.  Researchers are extending the use of the dissolvable film technology into prescription, nutritional, and veterinary applications. In this article, experts from ARx, LLC discuss how advances in chemistries and manufacturing processes employed during film formulation and scale-up play a significant role in advancing the potential of OTFs beyond immediate release oral applications.