Microbial formulation services are available for liquid and lyophilized product dosage forms. They have been integrated into the development of the live biotherapeutics products (LBPs) formulation, substance composition, container closure systems such as vials, stoppers, and caps or syringes. LBPs microbial formulation process and adequate target product profile can ensure quality, compliance, usability, and competitiveness of the product being developed. Creative Biolabs’ team is highly skilled in microbial formulation services, including lyophilization development services and microencapsulation services.
Tab.1 Applications of different live probiotic bacteria for various therapeutic purposes. (Islam, 2010)
About 25% of new injectable drugs, vaccines, and biological products are formulated in a lyophilized form, and for many proteins, peptides, and vaccines, this represents the preferred way to produce stable, biologically active products with a long shelf-life. Lyophilization involves manipulating the temperature and pressure of the solution so that the phase of the solution can move directly from the frozen state to the gaseous state without moving through the liquid phase/state. The advantages of lyophilization include enhanced product stability in a dry state, enhanced stability of a dry powder, ease of processing a liquid as opposed to a powder fill, which simplifies aseptic handling, removal of water without excessive heating of the product, rapid and easy dissolution of reconstituted product.
Scientific research regarding the use of live bacterial cells for therapeutic purposes has been rapidly growing over the years and has generated considerable interest to scientists and health professionals. Owing to their considerable beneficial health effects, these microorganisms are increasingly incorporated into dairy products; however, many reports have demonstrated their poor survival and stability. To overcome these problems, microencapsulation techniques are currently receiving considerable attention. Microencapsulation is defined as a technology of packaging solids, liquids, or gases, obtaining as a result thereof tiny particles or droplets surrounded by a coating, called microcapsules. In a relatively simple form, a microcapsule is a small sphere or fiber of an active substance container (diameters are between a few micrometers and a few millimeters) with a uniform, micro-porous, and semi-permeable wall around it. The material inside the microcapsule is referred to as the core, internal phase, or fill, whereas the wall is sometimes called a shell, coating, or membrane. These microcapsules are inserted into final products to get the added-value that makes the difference concerning the competence.
Creative Biolabs helps businesses and entrepreneurs to create new products and redefine/innovate their existing ones. As biological products become more and more complex and freeze-drying becomes more and more challenging, the control of nucleation will become an essential technology. Our scientists provide services for a range of LBPs and have the experience necessary to effectively formulate a high performing and competitive product. We are pleased to help more customers overcome future challenges. Please contact us for more scientific support.
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