Gelatin is a biomaterial designed by nature. It is extracted from collagen, a natural protein found in animal bones and skin – generally beef and pork. Gelatin has been used in food applications since ancient history and in pharmaceutical applications for decades.
Gelatin & collagen, the biomaterial of choice for in-body applications
The body has a high acceptance for gelatin or collagen, as it can be fully metabolized and is naturally present in human tissues in the form of collagen. This explains why pharmaceutical and medical scientists are still discovering new uses for gelatin – both human and veterinary applications– in addition to today’s many applications.
Natural and biocompatible, blend easily with other biopolymers
Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) and compliant with the US, European, and Japanese Pharmacopeia
Most gelatins/collagens are nowadays not meeting the high endotoxin / purity demands. In today's market, the demand for lower levels of endotoxin is increasing. Endotoxins are bacterial toxins that can cause strong, sometimes fatal, immune responses. Minimal endotoxin levels are, therefore, required for in-body applications.
X-Pure®, an extensive range of low-endotoxin gelatins and collagens
As the world leader in the production of pharmaceutical gelatins, Rousselot has developed the X-Pure range consisting of a comprehensive assortment of highly purified gelatins and collagens for in-body pharmaceutical and medical applications. Offering many valuable functionalities – such as gelling, film-forming, water-binding, stabilizing or fining – gelatin is an unrivalled asset to formulation design. X-Pure makes these functionalities available for sensitive biomedical applications.