Novel Applications using Polyvinyl Alcohol in Pharmaceutical Industry


Shilpa MistryHead of Pharma, UK & Ireland at Chemlink Specialities Ltd

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.20 to 13.40, Stage 2

About this presentation

The PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol) is a water-soluble resin which shows low skin irritation properties. It functions as a pharmaceutical excipient including a coating and granulation agent, and a cosmetic additive such as a film former and a thickener however the recent studies we have discovered that PVA can be used for as sustained release formulation and also applications for Hot Melt Extrusion. This presentation we will discuss the novel application of how you can use PVA and the benefits of using the PVA compared to the other excipients on the market.

Speaker Bio

Shipa Mistry has completed her studies at De Montfort University in BSc Pharmaceutical and cosmetic sciences. Then she went to work for Elan Pharmaceuticals in Athlone, Ireland for two years as a formulation scientist working on solid dosage forms. Shilpa has then moved in working closely with excipients, and has 15 years’ experience working with in cellulose derivatives.