AAPS PharmSciTech

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 1933–1956 | Cite as

Expanding the Application and Formulation Space of Amorphous Solid Dispersions with KinetiSol®: a Review

  • Daniel J. Ellenberger
  • Dave A. Miller
  • Robert O. WilliamsIII
Review Article Theme: Applications of KinetiSol Dispersing for Advanced Amorphous Solid Dispersions
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Theme: Applications of KinetiSol Dispersing for Advanced Amorphous Solid Dispersions


Due to the high number of poorly soluble drugs in the development pipeline, novel processes for delivery of these challenging molecules are increasingly in demand. One such emerging method is KinetiSol, which utilizes high shear to produce amorphous solid dispersions. The process has been shown to be amenable to difficult to process active pharmaceutical ingredients with high melting points, poor organic solubility, or sensitivity to heat degradation. Additionally, the process enables classes of polymers not conventionally processable due to their high molecular weight and/or poor organic solubility. Beyond these advantages, the KinetiSol process shows promise with other applications, such as the production of amorphous mucoadhesive dispersions for delivery of compounds that would also benefit from permeability enhancement.


KinetiSol amorphous solid dispersion (ASD) hot melt extrusion (HME) spray drying bioavailability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Ellenberger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dave A. Miller
    • 1
  • Robert O. WilliamsIII
    • 2
  1. 1.DisperSol Technologies, LLCGeorgetownUSA
  2. 2.College of PharmacyThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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