Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several leading companies and highlights trends in autoinjectors, pen injectors, wearable devices and connectivity, and prefilled syringes.
Jim Huang, PhD, says successful translation of discovery compounds into first-in-human and first-in-patient is one of the key challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, and to achieve this, a rational formulation development strategy will be critical to avoid costly development failures, while speeding up the development timeline in a cost-effective manner.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT – Bringing New Drugs to Patients Faster by Integrating Traditionally Separate Pharma Development Functions
Nutan Gangrade, PhD, says reducing R&D project timelines saves on overhead in development while increasing the likelihood of primacy in the marketplace (which engenders significantly more sales) and describes new approaches drug developers are taking to streamline drug development.
Mark Behlke, MD, PhD, says gene editing raises legitimate questions and fears about possible risks and misuse, and given the relative technical ease and low cost of CRISPR gene editing, this is likely to find widespread use in both medicine and agriculture.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – AMO Pharma: Identifying & Developing Cancer Pathway Therapeutic Candidates for Use in New Neurological Indications
Michael Snape, PhD, AMO Pharma’s Chief Scientific Officer, discusses the company’s research focus and efforts to understand and target the mechanism of action of CNS disorders associated with developmental delay with the potential to target neurogenetic disorders at their root cause.
DEVICE DEVELOPMENT – Mapping the Regulatory Strategy to Better Navigate Electronic Drug Delivery Device Development for Patient Safety & Security
Ahmed Mallek, Hadrien Gremillet, and Audrey Chandra say that along with technology advancement in the medical industry, the behaviors and needs of different stakeholders also evolve, resulting in a clear interest in electronic drug delivery devices for a variety of reasons.
John S. Vrettos, PhD, says numerous technologies are currently in development that are designed to enable the oral delivery of peptides. Though each has its unique set of properties and capabilities, all must overcome key obstacles to successfully deliver peptides via the oral route.
Tom McLean says combination drug development pipelines continue to rapidly expand and diversify with differentiated molecules and formulations, which can call for nuanced as well as significant packaging and delivery system requirements.
Nora Khaldi, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nuritas, discusses the company’s innovative approach to accelerating the discovery of novel therapeutic peptides that address unmet patient needs in multiple disease areas.
The global pharmaceutical analytical testing outsourcing market is expected to rise to an estimated value of $10.42 billion by 20261, up from $3.82 billion in…
2020 Respiratory Drug Development eBook – Inhaled Medications for Treating Unconventional Respiratory Diseases
This second annual Drug Development & Delivery Respiratory eBook focuses on a few companies that are taking inhalation devices to a new level in drug delivery.
Hermann Russ, MD, PhD, and Alexander Gebauer, MD, PhD, believe the times when amyloid beta as a drug target have been dubbed a dead horse in the race for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease are now over.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: Specialized Capabilities for Small & Large Molecules
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews key players in the CDMO market who present case studies about how they are helping pharmaceutical and biopharma companies overcome a variety of formulation and manufacturing challenges.
Anish Parikh charts the twin rise of biologics and PFS, outlines some of the common challenges associated with filling and dispensing, and discusses how a patient-centric partnership approach can help biopharmaceutical companies shorten the development pathway and ensure a reliable supply of safe, effective medicines for the people who need them.
Dieter Lingelbach, MBA, discusses the history and science of viral vectors, their current applications, and why they are a vital component in contemporary gene therapy development.
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