FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY – A Novel Drug Delivery System That Offers Zero-Order/Near Zero-Order Release Profile of Low-Dosage Strength Tablets Containing Highly Soluble Actives
Thomas B. Gold, PhD, was awarded a US patent; the intellectual property centers on formulation development technology that allows for the steady, continuous release of API over a particular duration of time to mitigate variations or spikes in therapeutic benefit.
Matt Wessel, PhD, Tom Reynolds, PhD, Sanjay Konagurthu, PhD, and Marshall Crew, PhD, present a brief overview of the various solubilization technologies, and a high-level strategy to aid in the selection of an appropriate formulation technology.
ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS – Advanced Drug Delivery for Repositioning Promethazine for Improved Application & Patient Outcomes
Srinivas Tipparaju, PhD, Anastasia Groshev, Danielle Dantuma, et al designed and characterized a formulation of ODTs at three different compression settings to determine the effective formulation for manufacturing rapid-release ODT promethazine tablets.
David Enloe, Althea’s President and CEO, discusses his company’s business strategy, why companies choose Althea, trends in the CMO industry, and how the company is growing since the acquisition of Ajinomoto.
SPRAY-DRIED DISPERSIONS – Developing Process Control Strategies for the Manufacture of Spray-Dried Dispersions
Devon DuBose, Dana Settell, Nathan Bennette, and Amber Broadbent, PhD, say drug pipelines increasingly feature new drug candidates that exhibit poor solubility and require well-established enabling technologies to address this critical issue.
DNA VACCINE TECHNOLOGY – A Vaccine Breakthrough That Could Change Lives & Enable Vaccine Development Programs
William Hearl, PhD, asks what if there was the potential for a better and safer treatment for allergies, a less-toxic cancer therapy, or a breakthrough treatment to improve the health of a pet or valuable livestock? What if you could employ a new, patented technology that may make these treatments possible?
Thomas Hein, PhD, says in light of their huge success and widespread use, it is easy to assume that tablets and capsules are generally accepted by consumers and the industry.
HOT MELT EXTRUSION – OptiMelt™ Hot Melt Extrusion Technology to Improve Bioavailability of Poorly Soluble Drugs
Sampada Upadhye, PhD, indicates bioavailability enhancement with formulation and dose form flexibility can be achieved through the application of HME technology to produce stable drug formulations and increased development success rates.
This Global Formulation Report is a joint initiative by Drug Development & Delivery and PharmaCircle LLC, covering several areas of significant interest in today’s ever-challenging pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Stephen Turner believes a next-generation capability is now available to rapidly and comprehensively provide molecular profiles of normal and AD-affected brain cells and tissues, offering the possibility of new, AD stage-specific biomarkers and points of therapeutic intervention for developing new treatments.
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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.