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Generated: December 11, 2017

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Details for Patent: 4,778,676

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Summary for Patent: 4,778,676

Title: Confectionery delivery system for actives
Abstract:A chewable delivery system for actives comprising: (a) an active pre-coated with at least one material selected from the group consisting of lecithin, polyoxyalkylenes having chain lengths of about 4 carbons or less, glycerides having a melting point of 100.degree. C. or less, polyalkyleneglycols having a molecular weight of 3,700 or less, synthetic and natural waxes and mixtures thereof; and (b) a confectionery matrix comprising a binder system comprising gelatin and a humectant material selected from the group consisting of glycerin and its lower alkyl (C.sub.2-7) ester derivatives; a sweetener; and about 1% to about 30% by weight water.
Inventor(s): Yang; Robert K. (Randolph, NJ), Sharma; Shri C. (Mendham, NJ), Sheu; Shan-Shan (Parsippany, NJ), Shaw; James J. (Morristown, NJ)
Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company (Morris Plains, NJ)
Application Number:06/811,601
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Delivery; Composition; Use; Formulation;

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