Lev Gerlovin and Pascale Diesel, PharmD, believe there is significant evidence to indicate that we are entering a golden age of gene and cell therapy development, and while industry works to advance these programs, the debate over new approaches in both structuring and financing clinical research is likely to continue.
DRUG DELIVERY – Targeted Delivery of Submicron Particle Cancer Chemotherapy: Helping Shift the Immunotherapy Paradigm
Marc A. Iacobucci says that with much attention and research investment into IOT, NanOlogy is shaping a new paradigm for cancer treatment by attempting to improve the safety and effectiveness of tried and true CT through local delivery.
David S. Johnson, PhD, provides a unique insight into immune dysregulation through a proprietary technology known as Surge – a platform that quickly characterizes every cell in complex immune systems so that natural immune repertoires can be translated into medical treatments.
Joel Tune, MBA, says for those peptide therapeutics that meet the necessary criteria, advances in formulation technologies coupled with favorable market dynamics will continue to drive interest across the entire prescription drug spectrum for safe and effective orally administered peptide therapeutics.
PERSONALIZED IMMUNOTHERAPY – Off-the-Shelf Personalized Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer: The BriaCell Solution
William V. Williams, MD, Markus Lacher, PhD, and Charles L. Wiseman, MD, explain how there is a clear need for ways to stimulate effective cancer-specific immune responses while avoiding time-consuming and costly individualized manufacturing.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Antisense Drug Shown to Significantly Reduce Triglyceride Levels in Patients With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, MD, provides results from a clinical study indicating antisense technology can result in significant reductions in triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia.
Jaspreet Arora, PhD, Samantha Saville, and Brett Waybrant, PhD, focus on a controlled-release LMP formulation to identify optimum annealing conditions and to better understand the annealing mechanism.
Luke S. Gill, MSc, MBA, believes understanding and overcoming various challenges in the development of immunotherapeutic agents will be critical to clinical trial success and, ultimately, market approval.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 3, Notable Transactions & Technologies of 2017
In part 3 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, reviews transactions and technologies that provide greater insight into what we can expect in terms of product development and approvals over the next decade.
ABSTRACT Nanotechnology has been extensively investigated in the application of different drug delivery systems for various routes of administration. Novel nanoparticles have been developed and…
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Molecular Templates Announces Agreement With Takeda for Joint Development of Protein-Based Oncology Therapy
Molecular Templates, Inc. recently announced an agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the joint development of CD38-targeted engineered toxin bodies (ETBs) for the treatment of patients with diseases such as multiple myeloma.
Biothera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced a clinical collaboration with AstraZeneca to evaluate whether the combination of Biothera’s Imprime PGG and AstraZeneca’s durvalumab (IMFINZI) can decrease tumor volume in patients with primary untreated locally advanced head and neck cancer prior to surgical resection.
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Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company Cynata Therapeutics Limited recently announced that CYP-001, its lead Cymerus mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product candidate, met all clinical endpoints in a Phase 1 trial for the treatment of steroid-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD).
CCAB Partners With ImmunoBiochem as it Launches New Co-Development Strategy to Advance Early-Stage Biotech Companies
The Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB) and ImmunoBiochem Corporation have announced an agreement that will see CCAB provide a new investment to help advance ImmunoBiochem’s novel breast cancer therapeutic candidate one step closer to the clinic.