Bioavailability & Solubility
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights the techniques various excipient manufacturers are using to develop more innovative and effective ingredients to improve the performance of drug molecules.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin explores 3D printed drugs in the wake of a milestone in the pharma industry when Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ Spritam (levetiracetam) tablets became the first FDA-approved prescription drug product manufactured using 3D printing technology.
Peter Nielsen, MBA, explains how his company’s candidates are differentiated from those in development at other companies by the type of modification to the antisense molecule and the method by which it is conveyed to its target cell.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – NanOlogy: Submicron Particle Platform Transforms Systemic Chemotherapy Into Local Delivery
Marc Iacobucci, Managing Director of NanOlogy, discusses his company’s technology, clinical program, and efforts to transform cancer therapy.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several innovative companies on their science, techniques, and technologies aimed at improving bioavailability and solubility.
Susan Rosenbaum, JD, and Irwin Hollander, PhD, present a unique and novel solution to this greatest challenge in medicine for brain disease treatment, considered the “Holy Grail of Neuroscience,” with their breakthrough innovation.
Vinayak Pathak, MPharm, MBA, indicates after reviewing clinical experiments published in this area, it is evident that formulation design, altering the physico-chemical properties of the drug, addition of absorption enhancers, and mucoadhesive polymers did result in higher bioavailability of drugs in animal models via the nasal route when compared to parenteral administration of the same drug.
Nathan Barksdale and Elizabeth Hickman, MBA, say there are many articles on the theory and scientific principles underpinning the benefits of ASD, and introduce the reader to the steps involved in the development and manufacturing of an ASD via the spray drying process.
James Arps, PhD, and Matt Petersen, PhD, investigate how foamed silicone is capable of sustained, controlled elution of hydrophobic small molecule and large macromolecular payloads.
Omid Vafa, PhD, MBA, reviews unique technologies, including a transgenic rat platform expressing human heavy chain antibodies, and a state-of-the-art sequence-based discovery engine, to create novel multispecific antibodies for various therapeutic indications.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
TxCell SA and Lonza Pharma & Biotech recently announced entering into a Master Service Agreement for the manufacture of TxCell’s HLA-A2 CAR-Treg cellular product (TX200), which is in development for the prevention of chronic rejection after organ transplantation.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Oasmia Pharmaceutical: Commercializing Technologies While Pursuing the US Market
Julian Aleksov, Executive Chairman of Oasmia Pharmaceutical, discusses his company’s efforts to enter the US market, its strategy to increase commercial adoption, and why it believes its underlying drug delivery system technology is significant not only within the oncology sector, but the entire pharmaceutical industry.
Hywel Williams, PhD, Annabel Igonin, PhD, David Vodak, PhD, and Hassan Benameur, PhD, believe lipophilic salts are being explored in a number of different areas and one interesting application is their potential to boost API loading in lipid formulations.