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Your medicines, our solutions. Moving to a healthier world.

We are DFE Pharma, a global leader in pharmaceutical excipients with more than a century of excipients to bring you innovative excipient products and solutions that drive excellence in your formulations.

Whether you’re formulating tablets, capsules, or other dosage forms, DFE Pharma has the expertise and products you need to succeed.

We have a long-term commitment and understanding of our customers’ needs and those of the millions of consumers who use our products every day. Our customers respect us for our product quality, technical and regulatory expertise, and hands-on market support.




High-quality excipients

Oral Solid Dose

A comprehensive range of highly consistent excipients for OSD formulations, including a full range of lactose (milled monohydrate, sieved monohydrate, micronized, anhydrous, spray dried, and granulated), cellulosics and starches portfolio comprising of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), croscarmellose sodium, sodium starch glycolate, starches and multifunctional, co-processed excipients.

DFE excipients for inhalation

Dry Powder Inhalation

DFE Pharma provides a comprehensive range of lactose-based excipients, designed to offer the right characteristics for the full variety of inhaled medicines already in the market. As pioneers in the field of dry power inhalation, we are ready to partner with you to provide expert service and customization, while pushing the frontiers for inhaled treatments.

Lactohale® product portfolio, sieved, milled and micronized grades (Lactose by Design_Brochure)
Respitose® product portfolio, sieved and milled

Customized grades on demand

DFE excipients for biologics


BioHale® is our high-purity, low-endotoxin product portfolio for the stabilization of biologics. Benefit from uncompromised quality, security of supply and expert support for your challenges in the manufacturing of biologics. Because stability matters.

BioHale® Sucrose
BioHale® Trehalose


DFE Nitrosamines

Nitrosamine Risk Mitigation

Different studies show that nitrite levels differ highly among excipients. The same studies also show that for the same excipient type, major differences in nitrite levels exist between suppliers. Comparing excipient types and suppliers is key to de-risk production.

Nitrites levels in our excipients are among the lowest in the industry.

We have proactively tested our whole portfolio under the current guidance by both EMA and FDA. Learn more about our risk assessment processes or contact our experts for one-on-one support.

Download our Nitrosamines White Paper here DFE Nitrosamines White Paper




Fast-track your formulation development

Closer to the Formulator Center of Excellence

DFE InteriorOur Closer to the Formulator (C2F) Center in Hyderabad, India, combines the in-depth excipient expertise of DFE Pharma with formulation development services to achieve the development goals of a formulator/researcher. From this center, we can provide end-to-end services or support in the segments required to bring drug products to market quickly and cost-effectively.

Our C2F formulation solutions include formulation development and optimization for all oral solid dosage forms. To learn more:

Download our brochure here DFE_C2F_Brochure






A unique alliance between DFE Pharma (Excipients), Sterling (APIs) and Harro Höfliger (dosing technology) to accelerate inhalation development and make it simpler, faster, and easier to manage.

We have come together to offer a coordinated and aligned suite of services to leverage our skills and experience for your benefit.

Download our brochure here DFE INTO-Portofolio brochure




Download of Documents:


DFE Lactose by Design_Brochure
DFE Lactose by Design Brochure

DFE Nitrosamines White Paper
DFE Nitrosamines White Paper

DFE C2F Brochure
DFE C2F Brochure

DFE INTO-Portofolio brochure
DFE INTO-Portofolio Brochure

Biohale_DFE Brochure
Biohale_DFE Brochure

Biohale Trehalose Dihydrate_product page
Biohale Trehalose Dihydrate_product page

BioHale® Sucrose_brochure
BioHale® Sucrose_DFE Brochure

Pharmacel 101_DFE Brochure
Pharmacel 101_DFE Brochure

Pharmacel 102_DFE Leaflet OSD
Pharmacel 102_DFE Leaflet OSD


DFE Pharma Corporate Head Office

Klever Strasse 187

47574 Goch


+49 2823 9288770

DFE Pharma Headquarters
DFE Pharma Headquarters


Ready to take your formulations to the next level with DFE Pharma?

Contact us today, to discuss your specific requirements and discover how we can support your success in the pharmaceutical industry. Let DFE Pharma be your trusted partner for quality excipients and unparalleled service:


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