Patented Capsule Technology


What is it?

This patented technology, developed using our unique knowledge of seaweed science, enables licensees to in house manufacture carrageenan based soft capsules, using existing soft capsule equipment. SeaGel® capsules have unique elegance and thermal stability properties. The technology is proven at commercial scale over a wide range of size, shapes and fills.

SeaGel® capsules have superior consumer appeal providing a highly elegant, easily ingestible, vegetarian, clear alternative to gelatin.


  • Natural. Clear. Pure.
  • Shell based on seaweed extract - providing a natural vegetarian alternative to traditional capsules
  • Highly elegant, clear product
  • Improved consumer compliance via enhanced ease of swallowing of ‘softer’ dose form
  • Carrageenan is a more thermal stable material then gelatin giving advantages in certain climatic conditions - less stickiness, no cross linking
  • Proven stability
  • Enhanced disintegration properties compared to other non-animal technologies


  • Pilot scale encapsulator and ancillary equipment

    • Technology demonstration

    • Support customer Development of new color/fill formulations

    • Sample production for development work including stability testing and in vitro assessment

  • Strong technical support

    • Support of technology transfer into full scale commercial production

    • Dedicated team of scientists and engineers

Other SeaGel® Technology and Process Benefits

  • Proven commercial scale viability
  • Enables licensees to bring non-animal technology in house
  • Complete integration into existing soft gel infrastructure and equipment is possible
  • IP protected technology - US Patent Granted

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