Softgels are a popular product format that offer several benefits to consumers. They are an ideal option for people seeking a convenient, easy-to-swallow, and effective way to consume over the counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
For formulators, soft capsules offer several opportunities for product differentiation through excellent versatility in shape, size, color and release functionality. Softgels help meet consumer preferences for products with fewer ingredients and provide an option to enhance the bioavailability of ingredients.
Today's consumer preferences are constantly evolving as they look for products that meet their individual goals, including health benefits, clean label preferences and consistent quality. Consumers increasingly turn towards plant-based options and seek “free-from” claims. However, they expect that quality and consumption experience is not compromised even if they switch from a gelatin source to plant-based option.
Addressing these important consumer goals can present a challenge for softgel formulators and manufacturers and may require the use of different softgel shell-forming technologies.
With its vegan softgel technology platform comprising of SeaGel® technology and the recently launched VERDIGEL™ SC, IFF provides softgel makers with a range of tools to unlock new possibilities.
In this webinar, you will learn about the various vegan softgel technologies that are available on the market and how IFF's SeaGel® and VERDIGEL™ SC can help overcome challenges in vegan softgel production and give your softgels an edge in the market.
When you attend this webinar, you will:
- Walk away with an overview of vegan softgel technologies.
- Learn how SeaGel® enables encapsulating complex fill materials in a vegan softgel without compromising on efficiency and quality.
- Hear experts discuss how VERDIGEL™ SC enables carrageenan-free softgels with process efficiency and the softgel quality you expect from alternative carrageenan-based technologies.
Becca Putans, Lead Scientist R&D, Pharma Solutions – IFF
Becca Putans has a PhD in materials chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been in new product development R&D supporting the plant-based excipient business for 5 years, with an emphasis on new softgel technologies. Becca loves to problem solve in the lab and innovate new solutions to meet consumer demands that are implementable in the market. She is currently an R&D scientist at IFF Pharma Solutions, supporting innovation and commercialization of plant-based ingredients for a variety of dosage forms.
Benjamin Roscoe, Application Development & Innovation Manager, Pharma Solutions – IFF
Benjamin Roscoe has a MS in Nutrition Sciences. He has been supporting global commercialization, new product development and technology transfer of Dietary Supplement products for more than 10 years. Ben's passion is helping customers find the best possible solution to their formulation problems using materials science and his in-depth application knowledge. He now serves as a customer-facing technical expert at IFF, specializing as the global subject matter expert for various product formats including soft capsule applications.
Michael Baumann, Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Dietary Supplements, Pharma Solutions – IFF
Michael Baumann has a PhD in chemistry. He has been in the plant-based excipient business for two decades in various roles in R&D, technical service and marketing. Michael is a passionate B2B marketer leveraging science to innovate and market consumer-friendly solutions for healthy and affordable medicines and supplements. He now serves as the Global Strategic Marketing Manager for Dietary Supplements at IFF Pharma Solutions.
Brought to you by: