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galenIQ™ 720 for Direct Compression

Agglomerated isomalt (Ph.Eur./BP/USP-NF)

SEM photograph of galenIQ™ 720, magnification 400 x
galenIQ™ 720 is an agglomerated spherical isomalt for direct compression applications.
General benefits

  • Non-animal origin
  • Very low hygroscopic
  • Excellent chemical stability, e.g. no reaction with amino groups
  • Highly resistant against degradation by enzymes and acids
  • Generally regarded as a non-toxic, non-allergic and non-irritant material
  • Non-cariogenic and very low glycaemic response
  • GMO-free
  • Pleasant sugar-like, natural sweet taste profile

  • Solubility 25 g/100 g solution at 20 °C in water
  • High agglomerate stability and excellent flow
  • Morphology ensures homogeneity of the mix and content uniformity
  • Very low compression forces required
  • Filler and binder function - high dilution potential
  • Low and high dosage formulations
  • Slow to very fast disintegrating tablets
  • Addition of other binders is in general not required to improve tablet hardness
  • Only standard amounts of lubricants required
  • Low Mg-stearate susceptibility
Preferred Application: Tableting and Capsule Filling

  • Low and High dosage direct compression
  • Ideal for chewable tablets and tablets requiring slow release in oral cavity
  • Oro dispersible tablets due to excellent taste
  • Use 25 % m/m to enhance the tablet hardness in your formulation
Additional Information

Isomalt is listed in the FDA/CDER list of inactive ingredient database http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/iig/
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