Perrie, Yvonne and Smith, Alan M. (2010) Enteric Pharmaceutical Capsules. US20100113620.

This invention pertains generally to the field of hard enteric capsules, and more particularly, to capsules consisting of (a) a film-forming, water-soluble polymer; (b) an acid-insoluble polymer; (c) a gelatinising agent; (d) an auxiliary for gelation; (e) at least one plasticiser; (f) minor ingredients, including, optionally, a colouring agent and a flavouring agent; and the balance of the composition being water. The present invention also pertains to the use of the capsule in the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients or dietary supplements and methods for producing hard enteric capsules.

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