Oral thin films (OTF) are thin, flexible films for drug delivery. They are placed on or under the tongue, where they then dissolve. Transmucosal films are absorbed by the body directly via the oral mucosa. The excellent blood supply to the oral mucosa means the active substance enters the bloodstream immediately.
Diverse technologies for wide-ranging applications
Various LTS OTF technologies enable fast or sustained release of the active substance, thus ensuring the ideal dosage.
LTS OTFs measure between 2 and 10 cm2 and are extremely thin (20 to 500 µm). These thin films can take the form of a single-layer or multi-layer system. The active substance can be dissolved in the matrix, emulsified or dispersed. If necessary, it can also be bound as a complex in order to mask taste, for example.