Pregelatinized starch PC-10 is modified starch obtained by physical modification of corn starch and remains starch like particle structure. It is inert with a good flowability and an high water absorbing capacity.
Pregelatinized starch PC-10 is versatile excipients, such as pH-independent disintegrant, granulation aid or stabilizer of water sensitive drugs.
It swells in water without dissolving.
Features and functions
Pregelatinized starch PC-10 can be used as:
- Stabilizer for moisture-sensitive drugs
- Carrier for hygroscopic ingredients
- Dissolution enhancer
- Granulation aid
There is one grade of pregelatinized starch PC-10 with the following characteristics:
|Commercial name||Ave. particle size (µm)||Density (g/cm3)|
|Pregelatinized starch PC-10||70||0,5|
Pregelatinized starch PC-10 is manufactured following the current excipient Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Pregelatinized starch PC-10 conforms to USP/NF; Ph.Eur and JPE pharmacopeia.
The regulatory and quality package is available on request.
PC-10 Pregelatinized starch is manufactures by Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Asahi Kasei Corporation is a Japanese company who is manufacturing mineral products and cellulose derivatives for a multitude of pharmaceutical applications.
SEPPIC distributes these products in Europe for Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.