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Title: Film forming compositions comprising modified starches and iota-carrageenan and methods for manufacturing soft capsules using same
Abstract:Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a modified starch and a carrageenan, especially iota-carrageenan, where the compositions are suitable for use in manufacturing soft capsules.
Inventor(s): Tanner; Keith Edward (Safety Harbor, FL), Draper; Peter Robert (LaSalle, CA), Getz; John J. (Delray Beach, FL), Burnett; Stephen W. (Clearwater, FL), Youngblood; Elizabeth (Valrico, FL)
Assignee: R.P. Scherer Technologies, Inc. (Paradise Valley, NV)
Filing Date:Jun 30, 2000
Application Number:09/608,853
Claims:1. An edible, soft capsule which comprises a soft, dry shell which comprises:

(v) about 12-24 weight % iota-carrageenan;

(vi) about 30-60 weight % modified starch;

(vii) about 10-60 weight % plasticizer;

(viii) about 1-4 weight % sodium phosphate dibasic buffer system; and

wherein said shell encloses a soft capsule fill material.

2. A soft capsule according to claim 1 wherein the plasticizer is comprised of glycerin or sorbitol or a mixture thereof and the modified starch is selected from the group consisting of modified corn starch, acid modified hydroxypropylated corn starch and hydroxypropylated acid modified tapioca starch.

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