07 Nov 2018

Lonza Boosts Clean-Label Offering with DRcaps™ Non-GMO Project Verification


Greenwood, SC (USA), 7 November 2018 – Lonza has announced its Capsugel® DRcaps™ capsules have been verified as non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project organization. DRcaps™ capsules are designed to help protect sensitive ingredients, such as probiotics, from stomach acid, as well as to provide taste and odor masking and to reduce bad aftertastes. Completing the company’s unrivalled Non-GMO Project Verified vegetarian hard capsule portfolio, the latest verification offers further clean-label options for supplement manufacturers, as well as greater transparency and additional natural choices for consumers.

Generally regarded as a global quality seal, the Non-GMO Project organization provides North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance. Manufactured at Lonza’s Greenwood site in South Carolina, DRcaps™ capsules join Lonza’s comprehensive range of Non-GMO Verified vegetarian and vegan options, including Vcaps® and Vcaps® Plus capsules, which are made from hypromellose (HPMC) and water, and Plantcaps® pullulan capsules.

“Plant-based, clean-label dosage forms are a vital component to support claims on supplement labels and ultimately meet consumer preferences for more-natural products," said Karin Schrooten, Quality Director at Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition. "As one of the first companies with liquid-filled and empty capsules to be verified by the Non-GMO Project organization, we were first verified in 2013 for our Vcaps® Plus vegetarian capsules. Carrying this pioneering spirit through to today’s announcement, we now have one of the most comprehensive non-GMO, vegan and clean-label hard capsule portfolios on the market.”

She added: “The Non-GMO Project Verified seal is the most trusted non-GMO label among consumers. It offers assurance to shoppers across the world that a product has completed a thorough third-party process for compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.”

More information about DRcaps™ capsules or Lonza’s non-GMO and clean label hard capsule range is available on https://www.capsugel.com/consumer-health-nutrition-products/drcaps-capsules.