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Product effects

At Croda Health Care our technological expertise and commitment to innovative solutions can help you to develop world-leading products.
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Use the tabs below to explore our range of specialty effects for use in Health Care applications. From vaccine adjuvancy and lipid drug delivery, to film forming polymers and skin hydration; our technological expertise and commitment to innovative solutions can help you to develop world-leading products. 
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Pharmaceutical solubility guide

As API solubility continues to present challenges for the pharmaceutical formulator, Croda has determined the solubility of a range of actives in a number of Croda’s high purity excipients.

Controlled release

Controlled release drug delivery systems

Controlled release drug delivery systems are beneficial in both topical and oral dosage forms. Find out how liquid crystal emulsification systems and glycerol mono-oleates can be used for sustained active delivery, resulting in numerous benefits for consumers.

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Lipid-based drug delivery technology

Avanti is primarily focused on developing innovative lipid-based products to address specific medical challenges that are not resolved by current technology or drug products.

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Adjuvancy

Adjuvants are used in vaccine production to accelerate, prolong, or enhance antigen-specific immune responses. They help to raise an early, long-lasting and efficient immune response to the vaccine. This increases vaccine efficacy and provides a high degree of protection from the disease against which you are vaccinating.

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Emollients and skin hydration

We offer a comprehensive selection of emollients to meet your topical formulation needs, from esters and ethers to lanolin and lanolin derivatives and Super Refined™ vegetable oils.

Film forming polymers

Film forming polymers

OleoCraft™ oil structuring polymers create films on the skin, delivering water and wear resistant benefits to topically applied products, via the oil and OleoCraft polymer matrix formed on the skin surface.

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Penetration enhancement

Our penetration enhancers deliver more of your active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to the target location in order to improve product efficacy and lower API costs.

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Skin Barrier Repair

The skin is the body’s primary defense mechanism against outside agents, and its integrity is of primary importance to ensure skin moisturisation, protection, and delivery.

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SEDDS and SMEDDS

SEDDS and SMEDDS drug delivery systems are mixtures of oils, surfactants, solvents, and drug substance that rapidly and spontaneously fine oil-in-water emulsions or microemulsions when introduced into aqueous phases under gentle agitation.

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Pharmaceutical solvents

Achieving API solubility is one of the big challenges faced by formulators, with many APIs having low solubility. Our range of Super Refined pharmaceutical solvents can address this challenge, providing a range of polar and non-polar solvents that not only provide solubility, but also excellent stability for APIs.

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