Maltose is a reducing disaccharide consisting of two glucose molecules linked by an α-1,4 bond. Maltose is manufactured from starch using enzyme technology. Historically, maltose has been a common disaccharide consumed by humans when assimilated into the body from consuming carbohydrate based foods. More recently, maltose has been used as an excipient for tablets and granulation, and as a carbon source in cell culture medium. MALTOSE PH is highly purified crystalline maltose monohydrate, and has low endotoxin. MALTOSE PH is intended for injection and intravenous fluid as energy source etc.