LYCATAB® PGS Pregelatinized Starch - Pharma

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LYCATAB® PGS is used in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications as a binder for wet granulation.


  • Natural pregelatinized maize starch resulting from a combination of the natural binding properties of pregels starches and a controlled manufacturing process
  • Dispersible and partially soluble in cold water and ready for use
  • High-stability reproducible binding properties during granulation and dissolution profile of actives in final forms
  • Can be used in granules and swallowable forms

Chemical Name: Starch, Pregelatinized

Functions: Binder, Disintegrant, Filler

Certifications & Compliance: Chinese Pharmacopeia (ChP), EXCiPACT, European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.), FDA IID, FSSAI, FSSC 22000, GMP, Halal, ISO 9001, Kosher, United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Labeling Claims: Acrylamide-free, BSE-free, Halal, Kosher, Melamine-free, Non-GMO, Peroxide-free, TSE-free, Vegan

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Identification & Functionality

Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions
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Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Dosage Form
Manufacturing Technology


Physical Form
White or yellowish-White powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Iron Content (Monitoring plan)max. 20ppmEP-USP/ NF
Loss on Dryingmax. 14.0%USP / NF
Loss on Dryingmax. 15.0%EP
Particle Size (Residue on 315 micron)max. 20%
Particle Size (Residue on 80 micron)min. 50%
pH4.5 - 7.0EP-USP/ NF
Residue On Ignition (Monitoring plan)max. 0.5%USP / NF
Sulfated Ash Content (Monitoring plan)max. 0.6%EP
Sulfur Dioxide Content (Monitoring plan)max. 80ppmUSP / NF
Sulfur Dioxide Content (Monitoring plan)max. 50ppmEP
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Escherichia coli (Monitoring plan)Absentper 10g
Salmonella Species (Monitoring plan)Absentper 10g
Total Aerobic Microbial Countmax. 1000CFU/gPlate count
Total Yeasts and Moulds Countmax. 100CFU/g

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

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Packaging & Availability

Packaging Information
  • ROQ Product Code: 652106
  • Article (SKU) Code: 652106107
  • Package Size & Type: 20 kg free film paper bag

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
5 Years
Storage and Handling

The product durability may vary according to packaging type and manufacturing plant. Proper information is shown on labeling and CoA. We recommend to preserve the product in its unopened original packaging, preferably protected from wide variations of temperature and humidity. Upon opening, use the product as quickly as possible to prevent moisture regain.