European introduction of Pentravan®

Tue, 06/19/2012

Pentravan® (penetration enhanced vanishing cream) is a transdermal delivery system for drugs (active pharmaceutical ingredients; APIs) and is intended for use as a cream base for pharmaceutical compounding. It is a ready-to-use base that allows the pharmacist to easily compound a transdermal cream in three steps. Pentravan® was developed by Fagron Group.

Pentravan® is an oil-in-water emulsion with a liposomal matrix that uses the same penetration enhancing ingredients as those used in the Pluronic Lecithin Organogel (PLO), but establishes a greater rate and extent of absorption of the drug. Therefore, more of the drug will become available in a shorter time to establish the effect of the therapy. Besides that, Pentravan® is a true vanishing cream, leaving no sticky residue and providing a cosmetically elegant skin feel. Unlike with PLO, there is no need to cover the area of application to prevent transferring of the cream and to ensure effectiveness of therapy. It is preserved and fragrance free.

For more information about Pentravan, please feel free to contact us.