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galenIQ™ 981 for Sugar(free) Coatings

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

SEM photograph of galenIQ™ 981, magnification 59 x
galenIQ™ 981 is a special type of pharmaceutical graded isomalt for sugar(free) coatings.

  • Acts as coating agent in sugar(free) coatings
  • Solubility 42 g/100 g solution at 20 °C in water
  • Very low hygroscopic
  • Low coating process temperatures
  • Narrow particle size distribution
  • Moderate coating times
  • Very smooth surface due to crystallization properties
  • High chemical and temperature stability - no inversion
  • Good dissolution properties
  • Provides pleasant sweet taste
  • Cariostatic and low glycaemic/insulinemic
  • Non-animal origin and GMO free
Preferred Application

a) Sugar(free) Coatings
  • galenIQ™ 981 replaces sucrose in sugar coatings in a 1:1 ratio
  • Protection of centre against light, humidity and friction
  • Covers unpleasant off-taste of API's - pleasant initial taste before tablet is swallowed
b) Liquid Dosage Forms
  • e.g. sucrose replacement in syrups (up to 10%; limitation based on solubility)
Additional Information

Isomalt is listed in the FDA/CDER list of inactive ingredient database http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/iig/
Physical properties of galenIQ™ 981: Download (JPEG, 199.3 KB)

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