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Details for Patent: 4,820,524

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Summary for Patent: 4,820,524

Title: Gelatin coated caplets and process for making same
Abstract:A novel capsule-like medicament, method for producing such medicaments and apparatus are disclosed. The method provides a procedure for coating solid cores, such as caplets, with gelatinous coatings to produce a shiny, capsule-like medicament. Such medicaments are achieved by individually dipping and drying first one end, and then the other end, of each caplet to provide a coating which is smoother and easier to swallow than an uncoated caplet. The production of these capsule-like medicaments is readily facilitated by simple and inexpensive modifications which can be made to existing empty gelatin capsule making equipment.
Inventor(s): Berta; Norbert I. (Radnor, PA)
Assignee: McNeilab, Inc. (Spring House, PA)
Application Number:07/016,914
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