Paulo Lino, PhD, and João Henriques discuss the main development goals and present a framework for a streamlined development of amorphous solid dispersion formulations by spray drying.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reviews how the addition of electronic and connectivity to inhalers may improve patient adherence and, consequently, treatment efficacy.
FORMULATION FORUM – Revitalization of Older Drug Products Using Innovative Formulation Technologies by 505(b)(2) Regulatory Pathway
Jim Huang, PhD, says more than 50% of approved drugs on the market contain poorly water soluble APIs, which typically are associated with poor bioavailability, suboptimal drug delivery, ineffective drug efficacy, and side effects, and this creates a huge opportunity in generating 505(b)(2) products.
Rafael Miñana, PhD, explores the benefits of preclinical outsourcing, the value of zebrafish as an alternative model, as well as the challenges and opportunities of managing a highly diversified portfolio and providing customized solutions.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2018 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 2, Notable Product Drug Delivery and Formulation Approvals of 2018
In part 2 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on how the pharmaceutical industry has harnessed well validated drug delivery and formulation technologies to deliver important product approvals in 2018.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with leading excipient companies to discuss the current role excipients are playing in continuous manufacturing, biopharma formulation, and controlled- and immediate-release delivery.
Ed Price, President and CEO of PCI Synthesis, reflects on the trends fostering the CDMO industry consolidation and the positive impact it augurs in addressing sponsors’ needs to enter the clinic more quickly and safely.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT – Rapid Preparation of Gadolinium & Protamine Complexes With Aurintricarboxylic Polysalicylates: Implications for Drug Development
Timothy J. Smith, RPh, PhD, reviews how derivatives of aurintricarboxylic acid (ATA), a commercial reagent for aluminum ion determination, are under consideration for drug development in view of ATA’s diverse pharmacological spectrum.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Targeting the Novel LANCL2 Pathway Offers Potential for a Differentiated Treatment Paradigm for Autoimmune Diseases
Andrew Leber, PhD, Raquel Hontecillas, PhD, and Josep Bassaganya-Riera, PhD, say current IBD therapeutics have mediocre efficacy, poor maintenance of response, and damaging side effects, including cancer, infection, and death, resulting in an unmet clinical need for safer and more effective oral therapeutics.
Roger Humphrey, MBA, says as companies pursue various and unique collaborative platforms, their real estate needs are changing — with profound implications for how and where life sciences companies choose to operate.
Kaiser J. Aziz, PhD, explains how the FDA emphasizes the Quality Risk Management approach to design of studies by providing oversight and objective review of risk-benefit analysis that guides the use of new drug products by providing patients organized data and appropriate labeling information in support of the new drug’s intended clinical use.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Improving Bioavailability & Solubility: Chemical & Physical Modification vs. Formulation Development
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several leading companies to explore chemical and physical modification versus formulation development, and new technologies and techniques for improving bioavailability and solubility.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Soligenix, Inc. recently announced today it has reached a significant milestone in the Phase 3 clinical study (the “DOM-INNATE” study) for SGX942 (dusquetide) in the treatment of oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC).
Hovione Technology, a specialist in development of innovative inhalation device technology, recently announced it has secured global rights to develop and commercialize a new ultra-affordable, multi-use blister-based dry powder inhaler patented by inventor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Beller.
Catalent, Inc. and Paragon Bioservices, Inc. and Catalent Inc. recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Catalent will acquire Paragon for $1.2 billion.
BioAtla , LLC and BeiGene, Ltd. recently announced the two companies have entered into a global co-development and collaboration agreement for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of BioAtla’s investigational CAB CTLA-4 antibody (BA3071).
Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, a leading provider of biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing services, recently announced that GeneDesign, Inc. has joined the global organization.
Peter Soelkner says there will always be a wide variety of trends influencing our industry and we see no reason why this will not continue well into the future.
CURE Pharmaceutical, an innovative drug delivery and development company, recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Chemistry Holdings Inc., a formulation technology company that is developing innovative delivery systems for a variety of industries, in an all-stock transaction.
Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer, recently announced the completion of a $105 million Series B financing led by Varian and new investor OrbiMed.
Swissfillon AG, a provider of aseptic fill and finish services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and Früh Verpackungstechnik AG, packaging manufacturer and supplier of medical and pharmaceutical contract packaging solutions, have recently entered into a partnership.
Saama Technologies, Inc., a leading clinical data analytics platform firm, announced that it has closed a $40 million financing with Perceptive Advisors.