Excipients are inactive ingredients used in the production of pharmaceutical intermediates. They are added to the active ingredients to improve the stability, safety, and effectiveness of the drug. Excipients are used to bind, fill, dissolve, and stabilize the active ingredients, as well as to improve the taste, texture, and appearance of the drug. They are also used to control the release of the active ingredients. Excipients are available in a variety of forms, including powders, granules, liquids, and gels.
The excipient market is an important part of the pharmaceutical intermediates industry. It is driven by the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals, as well as the need for improved drug delivery systems. The market is expected to grow in the coming years, due to the increasing demand for generic drugs and the development of new drug delivery systems.
Some of the major companies in the excipient market include BASF, Dow Chemical, Evonik Industries, Merck KGaA, and Ashland. Show Less Read more