In-depth Look into Softgel Formulation, Manufacturing and Troubleshooting

Date(s) and Time:
July 22, 2024 - July 23, 2024
8:30 am EDT - 12 pm EDT
Duration: 6 Hours

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Course Instructor

Dr. Cecil W. Propst

Early-Bird Offer

Limited Availability until July 2, 2024

$ 880
$ 980
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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Softgels are widely popular dose forms for liquid that represent the most important oral form for less than 5 milliliters of liquid. Additionally, softgels are vital as a lipid delivery system, enhancing both solubility and permeation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) by targeting the lipid absorption route.

Softgels may appear to be a simple, two-part system, shell and fill. However, softgels are far more complex requiring both an understanding of the science behind the ingredient selection, formulation balance, and compatibility, while also requiring expertise in manufacturing, sealing, and drying to produce an acceptable finished product.

In this fully accredited training, participants will identify the full scope of the softgel process. The first 3-hour session covers the manufacturing process and the resolution of defects. The second 3-hour session covers the ingredients, formulation, bench, and pilot development phase of the softgel development/investigation process.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic design, controls, and processes involved in the manufacturing of contemporary softgel encapsulated products.
  • More effectively investigate and eliminate manufacturing defects during development and production.
  • Describe the strategy involved in ingredient selection/ formulation development for softgel shell and fills.
  • Create plans/effective practices to develop and scale up formulations to manufacturing levels.

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The training has been designed for professionals working in both the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries who are interested in the manufacturing process and resolution of softgel defects associated with the manufacturing process. Those familiar with the process and troubleshooting but who wish to develop a basic knowledge of shell and fill formulation will find this training extremely valuable. Understanding the practices applied at the bench, small scale and production levels is a key to product success. These practices will be addressed during this training event.

The material will be presented in such a way as to be of value to a varying level of expertise.

This course will especially benefit those in:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • R&D
  • QA/QC
  • Validation
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Suppliers

Course Instructor


Dr. Cecil W. Propst

Managing Director, Propst Consulting Services

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