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.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Manufacturing: Drug & Packaging Ensure Safety, Compatibility & Stability
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the key players in the market and where they are focusing their efforts to ensure products are of the highest quality, safe, and easy to use.
Brent Lieffers, Senior Director of Operations, discusses the need for keeping up with trends and technology as an innovative CDMO.
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.
Pingyun Chen, PhD, describes a rational, fit-for-purpose strategy for solid form screening and selection to ensure a successful yet cost-effective progression of drug candidates from discovery, clinical trials, and commercialization.
Theresa Bankston, PhD, says the fact that many of these therapies are designed for home delivery by patients or caregivers via subcutaneous injection, combined with increasing complexity of longer-acting formulations, larger injection volumes, and longer injection durations, has raised the bar for seamless injection delivery technology.
CONTAINER CLOSURE SYSTEM – Recent Prefillable Syringe Developments Mirroring Increasing Biotech Drug Product Demands
Stefan Verheyden says the container closure system has become a decisive factor for sustained market success, with autoinjectors and injection pumps as growing areas of interest.
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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.