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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, from 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:

  • The different functions of polymers
  • The unique properties of Poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA) relevant for ophthalmics
  • Best practices to handle PVA


Smita Rajput, Ph.D.

Smita Rajput, Ph.D.


Field Marketing Manager

Smita Rajput has a total of 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development. She is currently working as a field marketing manager for India, South East Asia, and Oceania.

Her expertise is in formulation development of complex injectable & ophthalmic segments, can direct users for selection of excipients. She has five patents and seven international publications in different complex formulation areas. She has professional experience with Dr. Reddy’s, Cadila Healthcare, and Johnson & Johnson.

Webinar Information

Pharma and biopharma manufacturing

  • Liquid Formulation Strategies
  • Duration:56min

  • Language:English

  • Session 1:presented August 5, 2021

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