CONTROLLED RELEASE – Informed Selection of Modified-Release Technologies Provides Simpler Oral Dose Regimens
Ronak Savla, PhD, reviews some of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical characteristics of drugs and how they influence creation of a controlled drug delivery formulation.
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.
LIPID-BASED DELIVERY – Advanced Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems: Solid Lipid Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Lipid Carriers
John K. Tillotson, RPh, PhD, believes increased research and development of these drug delivery platforms will continue to advance therapeutic efficacy and safety for emerging difficult-to-deliver actives.
William Boomershine, PhD, explains how high-resolution mass spectrometry is a key component to the characterization of novel biologics and biosimilars.
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.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: CDMOs Are Innovating for 21st-Century Medicine
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with some of the industry’s leading CDMOs about the innovations they are developing for next-generation patient care, and how many are making investments that are enabling them to offer more services under one roof.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 4, The Drug Delivery & Formulation Pipeline
In the final installment of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, provides a pipeline review and analysis (centered on drug delivery and formulation products) looking forward and back 5 years for a total of 10 years.
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.
Richard Gray, MA, and Pavel Abdulkin, PhD, look at how microfluidics is changing the drug development sector and explore an exciting new non-encapsulating microparticle-based approach that offers “tunable” release of the API.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. recently announced its intent to open multiple Global Customer Solution Centers. The new Global Customer Solution Centers will focus on meeting and exceeding the demands of scientists in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotech laboratories by developing critical workflows and integrated solutions that help advance chromatography and mass spectrometry worldwide.
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.
Evonik Completes Multi-Million Dollar Expansion of its CMO Capabilities for API & Advanced Intermediates
Evonik, a global CMO leader for API and advanced intermediates, recently announced the completion of a €36-million expansion of its contract manufacturing capabilities in the US and Europe.
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. and Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the signing of a license agreement granting VistaGen exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize PH94B nasal spray, a Phase 3-ready drug candidate for as-needed (PRN) treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).
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.