As innovators of soft gel technology, AmeriPharm, brings more than 36 years of development expertise and manufacturing experience to the full spectrum of dietary supplement and drug delivery. We develop and manufacture Softgel products with 200+ products on the market in 50+ countries. Softgel is the drug delivery solution of choice that solves complex formulation, solubility, bioavailability, and development challenges, bringing more molecules to market faster.
This technology has been increasingly applied across a wide range of applications including prescription medicines, dietary supplements, herbal extracts, consumer health, vitamins & mineral supplements and nutraceuticals. AmeriPharm has continually delivered innovation with specialized manufacturing and innovative technological enhancements such as enteric coating, chewable, and our proprietary & plant derived capsules.
How are Softgels Made? Capsules are formed, filled, and sealed in a single operation. The gelatin is melted with water and plasticizer to form a molten gel mass. This is cooled on the encapsulation machine into two ribbons which will form the outer coating, or shell of the capsule. The liquid, suspension, or semi-solid (fill) containing the API enters the top of the encapsulation machine as two ribbons of gelatinous material are fed into each side. The fill is encapsulated by the gelatin ribbons, which yield a formed capsule. After the capsules are formed, they are spread on drying trays and placed in drying tunnels.
AmeriPharm also has a proprietary printing innovation for dietary supplements, which is a great differentiating optional feature we offer to have your product name, dosage, or logo printed directly on the soft gel.
AmeriPharm features high efficiency encapsulation lines operating 24/5, capable of producing over 3 billion softgels annually. The Softgel lines are housed at the OTC drug facility, which encompasses approximately 135,000 square feet of production, analytical laboratory, pilot laboratory and warehousing space. AmeriPharm fully complies to FDA cGMP’s and has been independently certified by ASI International. AmeriPharm provides contract manufacturing of soft gelatin capsules exclusively for the dietary supplement industry. For more than a decade, AmeriPharm has specialized in providing premium quality products in a soft gelatin capsule delivery system.
AmeriPharm also offers packaging in a variety of bottle sizes with the ability to develop customized bottle and cap combinations to suit customer requirements. The (9) state of art bottling lines at our facilities can accommodate anything form start up orders to 1000 count bulk packages.
Bolstered by the exiting of Capsuleworks, AmeriPharm is your new highly capable ally in the development and manufacture of softgel products. Now companies of all sizes have access to everything they need to succeed:
- Expertise and capabilities scaled for both development and commercial manufacturing
- Specialized technologies to meet the specific needs of your molecules and markets
- Advanced solutions for enhancing solubility and bioavailability
- Opportunities for unique new products and line extensions
- Expertise to Help You Make the Most of All the Advantages
- Enhanced solubility and bioavailability
- Lower dose levels with higher bioavailability
- Faster action and reduced food effect
- Inherent taste and odor masking
- Broad palette of shapes, sizes and colors
- Opacity range from clear to opaque for light-sensitive APIs
Launch innovative new products that stand out from others in the dietary supplement marketplace. Open doors to new markets and maximize the value of your Intellectual Property with line extensions. Increase the viability of your poorly soluble Nutraceuticals and Herbal Extracts. Whatever your goal, no company offers more softgel expertise and choices than AmeriPharm.