TASTE MASKING NANOLIPIDIC PARTICLES:
dermaCM recently announced successful findings of a double blind human taste test using proprietary nanolipidic particles (NLP) to mask the taste of sodium chloride in distilled water preparations. Taste-masking technology can be used to mask unpleasant tastes in BEVERAGE, PHARMACEUTICAL and NUTRICEUTICAL preparations, vastly improving consumer acceptance, patient compliance and user satisfaction. The NLPs used in the study are safe and all-natural, marking the first successful testing of an all-natural delivery system in taste-masking applications. Further benefits of using these proprietary NLPs in taste-masking includes the high-loading capacity of passenger molecules, an optically clear appearance, the ability to control population size, a 60 nm to 150 nm range and a system that is inherently non-precipitating. dermaCM provides this NLP delivery system for OTC pharmaceutical, beverage and nutriceutical applications via its state-of-the-art manufacturing and development facility.
An all-natural taste-masking system can assuage consumer-concerns over other taste-masking technologies. Current taste-masking technologies include using man-made resins that are insoluble, allowing the drug to bypass the mouth, be separated by gastrointestinal fluids and then these man-made insoluble resins pass through the GI tract. Coatings are also man-made and, while effective when used for pill-formulas, do not solve the taste-masking needs for liquids.
"The NLP delivery has been test marketed in Sports Drinks in the USA and has proven to successfully mask the taste of salts within the drink formula," quotes Dr. Michael Fountain, scientific adviser to Dermazone Solutions.
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