ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – 3Ds Powering AI in Drug Discovery – Domain Expertise, Deep Learning & Data
Liran Belenzon and Simon Smith counter skepticism about AI with concrete data on recent exponential progress, provide examples of companies applying these advances to drug discovery, and show how those combining domain expertise, deep learning, and proprietary data are excelling.
Beth DiLauri sets out the fundamental case for the adoption of wearable injectors, outlines the specific barriers they overcome, and describes how the design and development of the BD Libertas(TM) is an attractive proposal for pharma companies.
TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY – Effect of Skin Model on In Vitro Performance of an Adhesive Dermally Applied Microarray – ADAM(TM) – Coated With Zolmitriptan
Hayley Lewis and Mahmoud Ameri, PhD, assessed Strat-M, full thickness, and dermatomed ex vivo skin on percutaneous delivery of zolmitriptan from innovative drug-coated dermally applied microprojections that target the epidermal/dermal layer for fast and efficient delivery.
Robert Davidson and Jessica Rousset explain how buccal administration further represents a better alternative to injections or tablets for those patients who have difficulty swallowing.
Sameer Navalgund, Global Director at JRF Global, shares his perspective about the on-going trends, current status, and some of the upcoming biggest challenges in the contract services industry.
Akiko Fukui, MSc, indicates that amid several failures, the AD pipeline is large and consists of many novel mechanisms, which makes it an exciting market undergoing rapid changes despite its high risk.
Laurie L. Sullivan and Shalini Shahani Dewan, MS, believe technological advancements, the rising incidence of cancer, and an increasing demand for biologic therapies are all factors driving growth in the global ADC market.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Applying the HIV Treatment Model to Hepatitis B – Can a Cocktail Provide a Cure?
James Sapirstein, RPh, says in the ongoing search for a cure to hepatitis B, experts now believe that combining different drugs into a single regimen can work together against HBV and will be the most likely way to achieve a cure.
Dr. William “Bill” Williams, MD, President and CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics, discusses the value of targeted immunotherapies in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Rosamund Round says most companies know they need to make trials more patient-friendly, but few have access to the tools and methodologies to transform their protocol design process. Fortunately, thoughtfully applied common sense practices can create better patient experiences and more robust trials.
AAPS BRIEF – Personalized Medicines for Oral Drug Delivery Devices: Definitely NOT Your Father’s Tablets
Christopher McCurdy, PhD, explains how the incorporation of 3D printing technology, made a reality with the approval of the first 3D-printed pharmaceutical by Aprecia, increased the research and interest around 3D printed formulations, and now, highly sophisticated tablets are being developed.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reviews some of the innovative and novel technologies developers are deploying to make self-injection easier and improve patient adherence.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
VBI Vaccines Inc. recently announced the last subject has received the last vaccination in the PROTECT Phase 3 study of Sci-B-Vac, the company’s third-generation prophylactic hepatitis B vaccine.
Arcis Biotechnology recently announced it has signed a technology access agreement with Teleflex Incorporated. Teleflex will harness Arcis’ advanced nucleic acid sample preparation chemistry in the development of a novel technology, which it believes will be disruptive, and is intended to empower clinicians and drive better patient outcomes.
Hovione recently announced a plan to increase production capacity in oral dosage forms in Portugal to strengthen the integrated offering. New commercial-scale equipment for blending, tableting, and coating will complement existing development small-scale equipment.
By 2050, it is projected that the proportion of people aged 65 and older will be more than double that of children aged 5. This global phenomenon is also leading to an increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. and Precigen, Inc. recently announced a new definitive license agreement to replace all existing agreements between the companies that will provide Ziopharm with certain exclusive and non-exclusive rights to technology controlled by Precigen, Inc.
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. recently announced major enhancements to its Sequel System, including a new version (6.0) of its software, new consumable reagents (3.0) and a new SMRT Cell (1M v3).
A New Generation of Ophthalmic Products With Pylote Eco-Friendly Protection Offers Improved Safety & Comfort for Patients
Like all pharmaceuticals, ophthalmic preparations are subject to microbiological contamination. Both ophthalmic solutions used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes have been found to be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria with reported rates as high as 70%, associated with severe ocular infections such as keratitis and endophthalmitis.
Evonik, a global leader for functional excipients used in oral solid dosage forms, recently announced the launch of an advanced combination polymer for enteric coatings.
Aptar Pharma, a leading drug delivery systems provider, continues its commitment to meeting new market trends with the release of an industry first, PureHale, a new portable and ready-to-use drug delivery solution designed for upper respiratory care.
Akcea & Ionis Report Positive Data From Phase 2 Study Akcea & Ionis Report Positive Data From Phase 2 Study
Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. and Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced positive topline results from a Phase 2 clinical study of AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) and elevated levels of lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a).