In the medical device industry capsules are
used as a swallowing or insertion aid.
Gelatin is physiologically inert and
dissolves within 5 to 10 minutes in body temperature fluids.
Disintegration in body cavities and in tissue takes longer.
The large size capsules on our website are called veterinary capsules because they are made in sizes for veterinary use. They meet or exceed all international standards and specifications for gelatin capsules for human use.
The product concepts presented below are to aid creative thinking for new uses for capsules by qualified medical and health professionals. By presenting these concepts Torpac does not warranty their medical or technical feasibility, commercial viability, patent status, etc.
A traditional size and shape
capsule may be used to contain a measuring device that is made easier to swallow
by encapsulation in a capsule. In
the stomach the capsule dissolves to release the measuring device, which then
passes out of the body normally. Alternatively,
the measuring device can be tethered to a string and retrieved orally.
A custom size capsule may be used
to contain de-mineralized bone or other compounds for use in reconstructive
surgery. Capsules have been found
to dissolve in body tissue in published literature.
A custom shape capsule may be used
to cover the insertion end of a tube or other flexible medical device and allow
it to be inserted through a smaller incision. The capsule presents a smooth,
lubricated, leading surface to ease the passage of the tube or device. After
about 5-10 minutes the capsule dissolves allowing for the use of the tube or
device in drainage, sample collection, etc.
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