Creating User-Friendly Oral Dosage Forms

Ensuring medicines taste pleasant is necessary to achieve high levels of patient compliance, and this is especially important for user-friendly formulations which are tasted more intensely. Key to developing great-tasting products is reliable taste assessment. But how can developers achieve the best results, in the most resource-efficient way?

In this Q&A article, published in Contract Pharma, HERMES PHARMA’s Dr Detlev Haack (Head of Research & Development) and Dr Martin Koeberle (Head of Analytical Development & Stability Testing) discuss:

  • Why considering taste is so important when developing pharmaceutical products
  • Which factors affect formulation taste
  • How electronic tongue technology can be used to assess taste more reliably
  • How taste profiles can be used to guide product development