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Pharmaceutical Excipients for Oral Formulations, 2nd. Edition

Pharmaceutical excipients are substances, other than the pharmacologically active drug or prodrug, which are included in the manufacturing process or are contained in the finished pharmaceutical product dosage form. Excipients provide enhanced functionality to the pharmaceuticals, aid the innovations in the drug development and help improve patent life as well. Excipients make the products more functional at a lower cost, a benefit much desired by the pharmaceutical industry that is inundated with pressures to reduce costs.

All in all, excipients play a wide variety of functional roles in pharmaceutical dosage forms, including:

  • Modulating the solubility and bioavailability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
  • Increasing the stability of active ingredients in dosage forms.
  • Helping active ingredients maintain preferred polymorphic forms or conformations.
  • Maintaining the pH and/or osmolarity of liquid formulations.
  • Acting as antioxidants, emulsifying agents, aerosol propellants, tablet binders, and tablet disintegrants.
  • Preventing aggregation or dissociation (e.g., of protein and polysaccharide actives).
  • Modulating immunogenic responses of active ingredients (e.g., adjuvants).

Excipient market comprises of five key segments including binders/fillers, coating agents, disintegrants, lubricants, sweeteners.

This report will address all the current trends in the sector that are reshaping the industry and making it more efficient from profitability perspective. This report will provide a comprehensive overview of the fine chemical/excipient industry, the pharmaceutical formulators industry, and the pharmaceutical finished drug industry. Based on the information, analysis provided in this report, the managers will be able to estimate the market size, forecasts, and prepare their development plans, budgets, and plan marketing, competitive strategies to improve their market power in the segments of their interest. As such, this report will be of particular interest and value to business, i.e. marketing managers, product managers, strategic planners, technical personnel, and R & D personnel.


  • Executive Summary
    • INDUSTRY BASICS
      • Table World Excipient Market Sales and Growth, 2007-2012 ($ Billion)
    • EXCIPIENT BASICS
    • MARKET SEGMENTS
      • Table Worldwide Excipient Market Segments, 2007-2012 (Share %)
    • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • INDUSTRY GROWTH
    • EXCIPIENT MANUFACTURING
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
    • FUTURE GROWTH PROSPECTS
    • INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
  • Pharmaceutical Excipients: Industry Overview
    • INDUSTRY BACKGROUND
      • Table World Excipient Market Sales and Growth, 2005-2012
    • GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS
      • Table Excipient Market Geographical Spread, 2007
    • MARKET SEGMENTS
      • Table Worldwide Excipient Market Segments, 2005-2012 (Binders and Fillers, Disintegrants, Sweeteners, Lubricants, Coatings, Others)
    • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • FUTURE GROWTH PROSPECTS
    • CURRENT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
    • FACTORS AFFECTING PHARMACEUTICAL EXCIPIENTS MARKET
      • Demand Side Factors
      • Supply Side Factors
    • FUTURE TRENDS
    • NEW PRODUCT INNOVATION
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
  • Pharmaceutical Excipients: Technical Perspectives
    • DEFINITION AND ROLE
      • Definition
      • Role
    • HISTORY
    • SOURCES
    • KEY PREREQUISITES
    • EXCIPIENT CHARACTERISTICS
    • EXCIPIENT CATEGORIES
    • SELECTION
    • EXCIPIENT FORMULATIONS
    • END-USES
    • EXCIPIENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
    • GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES (CGMP)
    • EXCIPIENT FUNCTIONALITY
    • IPEC GUIDELINES
    • PROCESS ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGY (PAT) INITIATIVE
    • EXCIPIENT STANDARDS AND HARMONIZATION
    • EFFICIENT PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • MANUFACTURING METHODS/TECHNOLOGIES
    • FUNCTIONALITY RELATED CHARACTERISTICS (FRCS)
    • FUTURE TRENDS
  • Pharmaceutical Excipients Markets: Functional Uses
    • MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
      • Table Worldwide Excipients Market by Region, 2005-2012, (US, Europe, Rest of World, Total)
      • Table Worldwide Excipients Market Segments, 2005-2012 (Binders and Fillers, Coatings, Disintegrants, Lubricants, Sweeteners, Others)
      • Table Worldwide Excipients Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Million tons)
    • FUNCTIONAL CLASSES
      • Binders and Fillers Excipients
        • Table Worldwide Binders and Fillers Market by Region, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
        • Table Worldwide Binders and Fillers Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Million Tons)
      • Coating Excipients
        • Table Worldwide Coatings Market by Region, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
        • Table Worldwide Coatings Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Million tons)
    • Disintegrant Excipients
      • Table Worldwide Disintegrants Market by Region (US, Europe, Rest of World, Total), 2005-2012
      • Table Worldwide Disintegrants Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Million Tons)
    • Lubricants Excipients
      • Table Worldwide Lubricants Market by Region, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
      • Table Worldwide Lubricants Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Million tons)
    • Sweeteners Excipients
      • Table Worldwide Sweeteners Market by Region, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
      • Table Worldwide Sweeteners Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Metric tons)
    • Other Excipients
      • Table Worldwide Other Excipients Market by Region, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
      • Table Worldwide Other Excipients Market by Region, 2005-2012 (Metric Tons)
  • Pharmaceutical Excipients Markets: Chemical Classes
    • CHEMICAL CLASSES
      • Carbohydrates Market
        • Table Worldwide Carbohydrates Market, 2005-2012 (Celluloses, MCC, Cellulose Ethers, Cellulose Esters, CMC)
    • Sugar Market
      • Table Worldwide Sugar Market, 2005-2012 (Lactose, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Mannitol, Others)
    • Artificial Sweeteners Market
      • Table Worldwide Artificial Sweeteners Market, 2005-2012 (Aspartame, Saccharin, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Neotame) ($ Millions)
    • Starch Market
      • Table Worldwide Starch Market, 2005-2012 (Dried Starch, Modified Starch, Coverted Starch)
    • Colorants and Flavorants Market
      • Table Worldwide Colorants and Flavorants Market, 2005-2012 (EDTA, Flavors, Vinyl Polymers, Other Colorants)
    • Organic Chemicals Market
      • Table Worldwide Petrochemicals Market, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
    • Gelatin Market
      • Table Worldwide Gelatin Market, 2005-2012 ($ Millions)
    • Inorganic Chemicals Market
      • Table Worldwide Inorganic Chemicals Market, 2005-2012 ( Millions)
  • Company Profiles
    • Archer Daniels Midland
      • Background
    • ARLA FOOD INGREDIENTS
      • Background
    • AKZO NOBEL GROUP
      • Background
    • BASF CORPORATION
      • Background
    • BAYER CORPORATION
      • Background
    • BAXTER HEALTHCARE
      • Background
    • CHR. HANSEN
      • Background
    • COLORCON
      • Background
    • CARGILL INC.
      • Background
    • ECONIK DEGUSSA GmbH CORPORATION
      • Background
    • DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • Background
    • FMC CORPORATION
      • Background
    • J.M. HUBER CORPORATION
      • Background
    • MEGGLE PHARMA
      • Background
    • NORDZUCKER
      • Background
    • OMYAAG
      • Background
    • J. RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH+CO, KG
      • Background
    • RHODIA
      • Background
    • ROHM & HASS
      • Background
    • SASOL
      • Background
    • WACKER CHEMIE AG
      • Background

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