Topical Applications

The topical application of drugs offers many advantages including the ability to deliver active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to specific target sites and improved patient compliance.  The skin, however, can act as a barrier to the penetration of many active substances. Consequently the benefits of topical applications are dependent on the right formulation.

Dow technologies help improve the stability of semi-solid dosage forms for topical applications including creams, lotions, ointments and gels. They are also used as rheology modifiers to improve emulsion stability, suspend solids, lubricate and retain moisture.

Solutions for Topical Applications