VIVASTAR ®

Sodium Starch Glycolate

VIVASTAR® , sodium starch glycolate, is a superdistintegrant made from potato starch by carboxymethylation and crosslinking for tablets and other oral solid dosage forms. Its unique combination of performance and cost-effectiveness has established as globally recognized and widely used product in the pharmaceutical industry.

VIVASTAR® demonstrates strong swelling properties upon contact with water and other media. This highly pure excipient retains its spheroid structure to promote good flow, contain little sodium chloride or ethanol, and have high brightness.

Benefits:

  • Good flowability and mixing properties
  • Specialty grades
  • Strong swelling properties

Sodium Starch Glycolate, Ph.Eur., NF, JP

MeOH-based

pH Value

GMO Free

Compendial Type

Main Application

VIVASTAR® P

5.5 – 7.5

A

Superdisintegrant with a rapid and high degree of swelling for tablet and capsule formulations. Especially for poorly water-soluble actives.

VIVASTAR® PSF

5.5 – 7.5

A

Special grade with very low methanol content. Especially suited for alcohol and moisture sensitive actives.

VIVASTAR® P 1000 SF

5.5 – 7.5

C

Low-/medium-/high-viscosity grade superdisintegrants, forming translucent gels in water. Compliant with Type C of the Ph.Eur. Compliant with Type A of JP and NF

VIVASTAR® P 3500

5.5 – 7.5

C

VIVASTAR® P 5000

5.5 – 7.5

C

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