Trends in consumer health care: Increased focus on improving the consumer experience
The consumer healthcare industry is changing fast, shifting from traditional tablets and pills to more confectionery-like formats in order to meet demands for more user-friendly and convenient products. But, what are the major trends that drive the consumer healthcare industry? Learn more from Anne Pedersen, Director of Business Development at Fertin Pharma.
The science and practice of sensory analysis
Sensory analyses should be considered as an integral part of developing effective and pleasant oral delivery formats. But what is sensory analysis, what do they comprise, and what are their benefits? This article seeks to provide some of the answers to the scientific method of sensory evaluation its practice.
Exploring the World of Medicated Chewing Gum
Chewing gum as a dosage format for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications in the OTC and vitamin and dietary supplement market stands out as a fast growing, innovative format, supported by its convenience, efficacy, familiarity and pleasurable experience that provides to consumers. Examples of applications of chewing gum as a delivery system include nicotine replacement therapy, digestive health, vitamins, immune support, minerals, herbals, energy management, oral care, cannabinoid applications, among many others. In all these applications, the use of chewing gum has proven to be a unique and pleasurable remedy for consumers providing them added benefits such as fresh breath, oral hygiene and convenience. The development of chewing gum with active ingredients includes the design of the right gum base, AI stability and release, chewing robustness among other important factors. Together with the full organoleptic profile, it is possible to design innovative oral dosage forms that suit consumer needs in the consumer selfcare market.
The Benefits of CDMOs as Strategic Partners
Outsourcing through integrated partnerships with Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs) has shown to be a successful strategy for pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare brands in order to secure or expand their position in the market. This article unfolds eight key areas that characterize strong partnerships, highlighting the potential value added by CDMOs.
Benefits of chewing gum as a dosage format
Chewing gum is one of the preferred formats in the confectionery market and its use for therapeutic purposes has grown in popularity. Today, new formulations and technologies have been brought to the OTC and nutritional market in a wide range of applications for consumer healthcare such as digestive health, oral health, multivitamins among others.
This document presents the benefits that chewing gum as a delivery system offers to consumers and pharmaceutical and supplement companies untapping business opportunities for product launches and line extensions.
Developing user friendly dosage formats for people experiencing difficulties swallowing
In the past few decades, despite the significant growth in the number of formats available in the market for over-the-counter (OTC) and nutritional products, not much focus has been given to specific conditions like difficulty swallowing or dysphagia.
This document explores the main causes of dysphagia and different methods to design oral dosage formats that are safe, easy and pleasurable for consumers.