Introduction to Softgel Manufacturing and Controls

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Course Instructor

Dr. Cecil W. Propst

$ 445
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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Softgel dosage forms represent a modern take on the traditional tablet product, the most common type of pharmaceutical products produced. In the patient’s hand, a softgel can seem like a simple product not knowing there are numerous complexities that go into its manufacture. But for the manufacturer, without a clear understanding of the science behind the ingredients or the expertise in the manufacturing process, unacceptable finished products may be produced.

This course first covers the critical product/ process design components for Softgels and the rotary die process. After reviewing the design requirements, the process set up, in process controls and adjustments required to meet the product design objectives are considered. In process testing and process feedback adjustments are reviewed on a best practices basis. Aspects of formulation of fill and shell and material transfer systems are reviewed. The program concludes focusing on defect elimination: Leakers and investigating issues of content uniformity.

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

  • Describe the basic design, development, controls, and processes involved in the manufacture of contemporary softgel
    encapsulated products
  • Explain how to eliminate defects during production
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This course is intended for all scientists and technologists interested in developing basic understanding of the critical process, materials and in-process test used in the manufacturing of Softgels for Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, and related industries. 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
  • QA/QC
  • Validation
  • Manufacturing
  • R & D
  • Engineering
  • Suppliers

Course Instructor


Dr. Cecil W. Propst

Managing Director, Propst Consulting Services

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