Vegetarian Soft Capsules: Unlocking the Power of a Versatile Technology

Sponsored by: Procaps

Focused on:

  • Soft Capsules
  • Gelatin

Date: 26 November


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Introducing Versagelâ„¢ Platform

Vegetarian soft capsules are made of gelatin substitutes, mainly modified vegetarian polymers or synthetic film forming polymers. Despite its declared applications and benefits as alternatives for religious and ethnic markets, the diffusion of the technology has not been as expected due to factors such as the processing complexity, performance parameters such as dissolution, short holding times and batch to batch performance, among others. Besides that, in most cases the technology has been developed for oil-based capsules but for PEG based capsules is still on-going and has delayed somehow its introduction to pharma applications.

This webinar will address some fundamentals of gelatin substitutes and it is aimed at solving the most relevant questions regarding this technology. It will also show through a thoughtful case study, the differences compared to traditional soft gelatin capsules, the characterization of some commercial products and the results on accelerated stability, contributing with practical considerations for product development.

At the end of the presentation, Softigel by procaps will deliver you the key elements to evaluate the current status of the technology, its benefits and limitations, as well as applications and challenges for the industry; it will also give you a reference framework and some insights for product and process design criteria to take advantage of a still emerging, but powerful and versatile technology.

Join us during this webinar aimed to show a different perspective on the development of vegetarian soft capsules development based on Procaps wide and well-known experience developing soft capsules.

Presented by

Claudia Silva,

New Platforms Director

Pharmacist from Universidad Nacional (Colombia) and European PhD in Food Science and Engineering from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Senior researcher with experience on formulation, development and industrial transference for new products, integrates her background and expertise in rheology of natural hydrocolloids leading the Project Management on New Platforms for Research, Design and Development of new delivery systems and new pharmaceutical dosage forms, the evaluation of new materials, equipment and technologies as innovative proposals and the evaluation of gelatin substitutes for product development.

Author of several scientific research papers and attendant to various International Congresses in the area of rheology and Research and Development of thickening systems.

Key Learning Objectives

  • To identify the main differences of vegetarian soft capsules compared to soft gelatin capsules and its applications
  • To characterize the vegetarian soft capsules to define its critical quality attributes, compare some commercial nutraceutical products of vegetarian soft capsules and establish their main differences
  • To evaluate some commercial products at accelerated stability conditions


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