Softigel develops and manufactures softgel (soft gelatin) capsules, advanced drug delivery technologies, nutritional supplements, as well as veterinary, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Softgels are an effective delivery system for oral drugs, especially those with low solubility and/or permeability (BCS classes II, III and IV). We are Procaps' stategic business division for contract manufacturing services.
Leading manufacturer of softgel capsules
We have been manufacturing top-grade gelatin (since 1966) and softgel capsules (since 1977) for decades, in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Our vertical integration meets the market's needs for superior quality.
As a major softgel producer in Latin America, we have facilities in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as a network of manufacturing sites in South America.
Softigel offers a variety of pharmaceutical dosage forms, shapes, and colours, in small- to large-scale batches. Our services reach more than 38 different countries around the world.
Drug delivery technologies
As well as softgel technologies, Softigel offers access to other delivery systems, including:
- Novel technology for fixed dose combinations - Unigel™
- Soft capsules free from animal derivatives - Versagels™
- Gelatin coated tablets - G-Tabs™
- Twist-off capsules
- Omega-3 high concentrates
- Nutritional gummies
- Prefilled syringes
- Hard gel capsules
Niche drug market opportunities
Softigel focuses on difficult-to-manufacture drugs and seeks to capitalise on business opportunities in both generic and highly regulated pharmaceutical markets, especially in niche segments where there is limited competition.
Our strengths enable us to move into the more difficult-to-produce compounds, formulations, dosage forms, formulations and non-traditional manufacturing processes where few competitors can follow.
New softgel technology
Our advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities house a fully-integrated PDS (product development services) unit and cover all product lifecycle phases - from early development to commercial in the same plant. We use equipment replication from lab-scale, through small-scale GMP batches, until full-scale commercial GMP.
Drug formulation development
The development group provides clients with access to formulation development, process development, CTM manufacturing, and scale-up services for a range of softgel types and other drug delivery forms. From Phase I scale, scale-up and registration, through to large-scale commercial production.
Pharmaceutical regulatory support
Softigel provides pharmaceutical regulatory support, as well as value-added marketing services to our clients. All Softigel plants are fully compliant with current good manufacturing practices (GMP), and our softgel facility is approved by the FDA.
As the leading manufacturer of softgel capsules in Latin America, we cater to multinational pharmaceutical clients, including Pfizer, Glaxo, Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, among others.
Benefits of softgel dosage forms
- Enhanced bioavailability for low solubility/low permeability compounds
- Life cycle management extension for drug product
- Low dose/high potency compounds
- Uniformity of dosage
- Lipid formulations, including improved, self-emulsifying API formulations