Beneo launches new filler-binder for improved effervescent products

The ingredient, called galenIQ 721, is a non-hygroscopic, water-soluble, and directly compressible excipient, it offers high-content uniformity and production efficiency for effervescent applications.

Beneo (Mannheim, Germany) launched galenIQ 721, a filler-binder that improves the taste and stability of effervescent tablets and powders. Because galenIQ 721 is a non-hygroscopic, water-soluble, and directly compressible excipient, it offers high-content uniformity and production efficiency for effervescent applications.

“Fizzy tablets are ideally suited to administer a wide range of light-, oxygen-, and other sensitive active ingredients and those that require a large dose,” said Dr. Maj-Britt Cepok, Beneo’s head of business development, pharma, in a press release. “In addition, effervescent preparations are more appealing to consumers than traditional dosage forms. GalenIQ 721 helps manufacturers to tap into this market and enhance their development programs.”

Beneo’s new excipient has a sugar-like taste profile, a pleasant mouthfeel, and can enhance the palatability of effervescent formulations.