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Whether you are looking for chemistries that are suitable for oral, topical, or parenteral applications, look no further.

Supported by our global team of experts, BASF is equipped with an in-depth understanding of multiple industries, technologies, and applications. Explore our portfolio of chemical families to learn more about how our products can address your formulation needs. Our continually expanding portfolio of diverse chemistries is ready to make the drug formulation process and manufacturing more efficient, robust, and cost effective for you.

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Coating Polymers family

Ranging from moisture protection to sustained release, Kollicoat® polymers can also be used for taste masking to improve patient compliance. While these excipients are predominantly used for oral applications, coating polymers can also be utilized for the development of topical films and transdermal patches as film and matrix formers, respectively. The Kollicoat® family of coating polymers consists of a broad range of chemistries to address various film coating challenges.

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Coprocessed Excipients family

Minimizing the number of ingredients and processing requirements, these unique excipients enable fast development and reduce manufacturing complexity. Ready-to-use coprocessed excipients are built to simplify every step of the drug development process starting from ideation to go-to-market.

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Ethoxylated Solubilizers family

BASF's portfolio of ethoxylated solubilizers are widely used as solubilizers, emulsifiers, and surfactants in a multitude of pharmaceutical formulations. Classified as non-ionic ethoxylated solubilizers, these excipients have wide versatility as they can be used to develop oral, topical, parenteral, and biologic formulations.

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Lipid-Based Excipients family

Derived from responsibly sourced materials, these excipients are built for the development of oral, topical, and rectal formulations. Whether you're looking for a lubricant for your tablet or dermal penetration enhancer for your cream, this robust portfolio of multifunctional materials is ready to work with you.

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Poloxamers family

As well known solubilizers, poloxamers are primarily employed to enhance solubility, absorption, and bioavailability of low-solubility actives. In addition to functioning as solubilizers, poloxamers can also be used as wetting agents, lubricants, or emulsifiers. BASF's poloxamers are suitable for a broad range of applications.

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Polyethylene Glycols family

Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are ethoxylated polymer-solubilizers that are readily soluble in water, ethanol, acetone, glycols and chloroform. Applicable for oral and topical formulations, these excipients can also be used as chemical intermediates in drug formulations. Our high and low molecular weight PEGs are available as liquids, semi-solids, and solids to suit your individual formulation needs.

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Polysorbates and Sorbitan Esters family

With consistent quality and reliable supply, this group of excipients offer numerous functionalities including but not limited to: a solubilizing agent, plasticizer, surfactant, and emulsifier. Applicable for the development of oral and topical dosage forms, these materials are suitable across a broad pH range.

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Povidones, Copovidones, Crospovidones family

Processed via melt granulation, spray drying, and HME, these materials are suitable for a variety of formulations. Whether the target formulation is a tablet or transdermal patch, this group of multifunctional excipients is ready to resolve any formulation challenge. Povidones, copovidones, and crospovidones are offered in various grades, giving you the flexibility to tailor your formulation based on your individual needs.

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Solvents / Co-solvents family

Composed of both hydrophilic and lipophilic excipients, our portfolio of solvents and co-solvents is focused on addressing API solubility challenges. These excipients are available as liquids and can be used for various dosage forms.

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