About Capsugel
Capsugel – now a Lonza company – designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of innovative dosage forms for the biopharmaceutical and consumer health and nutrition industries. Our unique combination of science, engineering, formulation and capsule expertise enables our customers to optimize the bioavailability, targeted delivery and overall performance of their biopharmaceutical and consumer health and nutrition products. We partner with more than 4,000 customers in over 100 countries to create novel, high-quality and customized solutions that align with our customers’ evolving needs and benefit patients and consumers. For more information, visit www.capsugel.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Lonza
Following the closing of the Capsugel acquisition, Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

Capsugel Featured Products

  • Coni-Snap® capsules are the world's most popular brand of two-piece gelatin capsules.
  • Press-Fit® & Xpress-Fit™ gelcaps are two-piece gelcaps that can easily be manufactured in-house without prohibitive investment.
  • Vcaps® Plus HPMC Capsules capsules are two-piece capsules formulated with HPMC, satisfying vegetarian and cultural needs.
  • Ultra 8® II capsule filling machine offers high throughput, with processing speeds ranging up to 33,000 capsules per hour.
  • Cap 8® capsule filling machine is a low-maintenance and cost-effective filling machine that offers semi-automatic operation and reliable performance.
  • CFS 1200 liquid capsule filling and sealing machine is designed to allow formulation scientists to better exploit the potential of lipid-based formulations for poorly soluble compounds. To see how this system operates watch the CFS 1200 video.

Dietary Supplement Applications

Capsules are the dosage form of choice for dietary supplements. Many supplements utilize natural herbal ingredients that are difficult to compress into a tablet. Capsules provide a proven, safe and cost-effective dosage form. The natural color Coni-Snap Capsule is widely used in dietary supplement applications. A growing trend is the use of Vcaps, a capsule of plant origin. Vcaps allow consumers to enjoy these products without compromising such lifestyle choices as religious or vegetarian preferences.

Industrial Applications

Capsules provide "precision packaging" for small, delicate, and/or light sensitive products. Safe and environmentally-friendly, the capsule shell provides a versatile and inexpensive way to package precise quantities of solids, semi-solids, or liquids.

Our product development teams are excited to work with you on new application possibilities for capsule products. Contact us for additional information.



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Video: ProFill 3007 Capsule Filling System
Video: ProFill 100 Capsule Filling System
Video: CFS 1200™ Liquid Capsule Filling and Sealing Machine
Video: Xcelodose® S Precision Powder Micro-Dosing System


Capsugel Showcases the Xcelolab At INTERPHEX 2012
Capsugel’s Missy Lowery discusses the applications for the new Xcelolab. The Xcelolab powder dispenser is a significant addition to Capsugel’s Xcelodose® precision powder dosing system range. It is specifically designed to enable laboratories to do accurate, closed loop, weight dispensing – difficult, and potentially inaccurate, manually or other laboratory methods.

Click to see what was new with Capsugel - At INTERPHEX New York 2010
Capsugel - At INTERPHEX New York 2010, Mike Sarmento and Steve Stokes from Capsugel introduce Xcelolab, the newest edition to the highly successful Xcelodose technology line. Xcelolab fills a variety of doses including capsugels, Coni-Snap capsules, HPMC capsules, syringes, cassettes, cartridges, and a variety of viles. This extension to the Xcelodose 600 series allows R&D scientists the ability to do pre-formulation work, analytical development, and method development prior to going to a higher series line for clinical manufacturing.


Capsugel, a Lonza Company

535 North Emerald Road

Greenwood, SC 29646


Phone: 888-783-6361

Fax: 888-783-6360

Contact: Glenda Oliver-Smith