Avicel® microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) stands as a purified, partially depolymerized alphacellulose excipient, derived from specialty wood pulp through acid hydrolysis. Over the span of almost six decades, Avicel® has consistently outperformed standard pill binders, continually pushing the frontiers of scientific advancements in tablet binding. This has resulted in a premier product with strong backing from true experts in the field. Presently, Avicel® is manufactured in cutting-edge, GMP qualified facilities situated in both the US and Europe. These facilities adhere to strict quality control measures and boast robust and flexible supply chains.
Avicel® Microcrystalline cellulose is a type of cellulose, a naturally-occurring, large molecular weight polysaccharide found in woody plants. It is widely used within the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic sectors as a formulation aid. It is one of the most frequently used raw materials in solid oral product formulation and manufacture.
Avicel® Microcrystalline Cellulose functions at any temperature and provides superior freeze/thaw and heat stability to finished products. Avicel® Microcrystalline cellulose is available in many grades, which differ in particle size, bulk density, and moisture content. Generally, these can be classified into two broad groups: Standard grades, and Co-processed grades.
Avicel MCC, processed from specialty grades of renewable hardwood and softwood pulp, provides binding and disintegrant properties for dry tablets and capsules and has unique functionality that improves the texture and stability of many food products.