Foam… An Optimal Delivery Vehicle for Many Drugs
Foam has significant advantages over alternative delivery systems as it spreads easily, can be applied to large skin areas, is readily absorbed without leaving residue and is highly tolerated due to its use of gentle, generally-recognized-as-safe, or GRAS, ingredients.
Foamix’s technological foam platforms enable the formulation, stabilization and delivery of a wide variety of drugs directly to their target site. The foam is suitable for dermal, vaginal and other applications and to treat a range of diseases and disorders. Topical application can enhance drug potency, clinical effectiveness and ease-of-use while minimizing side effects.
Platform Technology Supports a Broad Pipeline
The patented platforms include several water-containing compositions, such as emulsion or emollient foams, nano-emulsion foams and hydro-ethanolic foams; water-free compositions such as oil foams, petrolatum-based or ointment foams; and waterless hydrophilic foams, among others. These proprietary platforms are stable and can carry and deliver a variety of drug types and combination products, some of which may be unusable in other topical forms or have considerably limited durability when delivered orally or via other topical platforms, such as ointments, creams, lotions, or gels.