Pharmaceutical products


Our starch products for pharmaceutical applications comply with the current regulations of the US Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.).

AGRANA offers a range of products for the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Powder for medical latex products
  • Excipients and carrier substances for tablets, pills and sugar-coated tablets (native starches)
  • Maltodextrin, (dried) glucose syrups and dextrose



Our Product Portfolio


Excipients and carrier substances for tablets, pills and saccharified tablets.

Native Starches

Maisita 21.003 Native maize starch
Stärkina 20.013  Dehydrated potato starch
Quemina 21.200  Pregelatinized Corn Starch         



Carrier substance with different sweetening power for pastilles (cough sweets etc.).



Starches provide a (partial) alternative to talc and mica. Starches can

  • absorb sebum,
  • enhance skin feel,
  • and improve the stability of pressed powders.

Corn starch has a similar particle size range to that of mica (2 – 25μm) whereas rice starches are even finer (approx. 8μm) and exhibit an extra ordinary soft-touch. The large surface allows a fine distribution of both functional and active ingredients.


agenasorb 9020


Cross-linked maize (=corn) starch, which does not swell or agglutinate. Sterilizable without lumps.


  • lubricant for dusting of examination and surgery gloves, condoms, etc.


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