AR CAPS® acid resistant capsules for enteric drug delivery - available August 2014

(R&D samples available today - info@capscanada.com)


  • Empty capsules for enteric drug delivery
  • Enteric release without special processing/coating
  • pH sensitive polymer (HPMCP) disintegrates in the duodenum
  • Composition: 60% HPMC, 40% HPMCP*
  • Ideal for a wide range of pharmaceutical applications
  • Free of animal derived materials
  • Free of secondary gelling agents (carrageenan, gellan gum, etc.)
  • Protect ingredients from the stomach acidic environment
  • Eliminate costly enteric coating processes
  • Enhance product appeal (through color and/or printing options)
  • Low moisture content - ideal for moisture sensitive or hygroscopic formulations

* Hypromellose Phthalate (HPMCP) has been widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for decades (enteric coating of tablets and capsules); it has been admitted into the USP/NF, EP and JP and it is included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Database