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The Role of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) in Ophthalmic Formulations


Polymers play an important role in ophthalmic formulations. However, it is difficult to select the best grade of polymer which provides the desired viscosity as well as ease in formulation development. This webinar will present case studies and benchmarking of various polymers commonly applied in ophthalmics, highlighting the importance of PVA and providing guidance for best practices to handle this polymer. PVA is a synthetic grade polymer with high batch-to-batch consistency available in different grades, low to high viscosity. It offers great opportunities for ophthalmic formulations as it can be used for different applications like lubrication, viscosity modification, stabilization and sustained release.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Different functions of polymers
  • Unique properties of PVA relevant for ophthalmics
  • Best practices to handle PVA


Dr. Smita Rajput


Field Marketing Manager, India, SEA & Oceania

Dr. Smita Rajput, Field Marketing Manager, India, SEA & Oceania, is our liquid formulation expert for parenterals and ophthalmics. Smita has 8 years of professional experience working across multiple roles in pharmaceutical product development. Her expertise in formulation development of injectables and ophthalmics enables her to identify and address unmet market needs. With her expertise, Smita provides consultations for the selection of excipients in the injectable and ophthalmic segment. She has a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics.

Webinar Information

Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Classical pharma manufacturing
  • Duration:1 hour

  • Language:English

  • Presented:August 5, 2021