Semi-solid preparations

Semi-solid preparations are used to deliver medicines, medical products or cosmetic products via the skin or mucous membranes.

We develop and manufacture semi-solid medicines, medical products and cosmetic products for internal or external use:

  • Products for external use are absorbed through the skin and often used to treat various skin diseases. Such products are usually manufactured in a non-sterile environment.
  • Some products for internal use are manufactured in a sterile or aseptic environment to minimise the risk of infection. These include eye gels and vaginal gels.
Salva i tub

In manufacture, we can use either known and established bases as the starting point, or develop entirely new preparations. We can develop and manufacture the following semi-solid preparations:

  • Salves
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Lotions
  • Suppositories
  • Vagitories

The semi-solid preparations are usually filled in commonly used packaging materials, such as plastic or glass bottles, pump jars, or plastic, aluminium or laminate tubes.


Visiting adress:

Prismavägen 2, Kungens Kurva

+46 10 447 96 00

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About APL

Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier (APL) is one of Europe’s leading companies manufacturing extemporaneous drugs and stock preparations. We have a social mission from the Swedish government, but also work together with other pharmaceutical companies to create the greatest possible patient benefit. Our vision is that we will make a difference for patients with special needs. We are also an established contract manufacturer within Life Science in Scandinavia, where we deliver services within development and analysis. With more than 500 employees and five manufacturing units in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Umeå, we develop drugs that improve and save lives.

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