For each participating company, this section presents a detailed summary highlighting their core technologies, capabilities, technologies, and services.
Jim Huang, PhD, reviews how a pediatric formulation should consider the following factors: difference in physiological and pharmacokinetic of patient populations, dosage form selection, route of administration, dose accuracy, dose flexibility, drug and excipient tolerability (safety and toxicity), patient compliance (palatability/swallowability), stability, and drug accessibility.
PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY – Overcoming the Challenges of Drug Brain Delivery With a Novel Brain Delivery Vector
Mei Mei Tian, PhD, explains how the xB3 platform has the potential to support development of treatments for CNS diseases that can treat thousands of patients in the years ahead.
POLYMERIC DELIVERY SYSTEM – Next-Generation Long-Acting Implantables Using Surface-Eroding Elastomers
Stephanie Reed, PhD, Carissa Smoot, and Dennis Shull describe how PGSU ultimately offers many advantages over other polymers for long-acting implantables, particularly for high-loading, long-duration implants that are gaining interest in the pharmaceutical industry.
Jeffrey Wolf, MBA, JD, says while most vaccines in development are targeted to protect healthy people, few are focusing on those who are most at risk – seniors and those with co-morbidities like heart failure, obesity, or type 2 diabetes.
Leandro Moreira, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Yourway, discusses what role the company will play in globally transporting COVID-19 vaccine(s), how Yourway is gearing up for this project, and the challenges of this extraordinary task.
PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY – Morphomer(TM) & SupraAntigen(TM) Platforms: Targeting Misfolded Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Andrea Pfeifer, PhD, details the efforts to develop the therapeutic and diagnostic tools necessary to enable precision medicine approaches targeting the right protein, at the right time, in the right patient.
FORMULATION FORUM – Parenteral Sustained Delivery of ASD-005 Liposomal Formulation: A Case Study in Applications of Lipid-Based Nanoparticle Carriers
Jim Huang, PhD, presents an investigation aimed at studying the administration of a liposomal form of a third-generation β-blocker, ASD-005, by injectable route of administration to efficiently manage emergency hypertension and congestive heart failure.
ASSAY DEVELOPMENT – Case Study: How Custom Assay Development Helped Spur Precision Medicine Research in Multiple Myeloma
Steven Gross, MS, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the CMMC assay development process (from 2010 through today) to show how pharmaceutical companies can effectively partner with a laboratory to design customized assays that complement their drug discovery and development programs.
Esay Okutgen, PhD, Alper Orhan, MSc, and Josef Bossart, PhD, believe with the 30-year anniversary of the first product approval using PEG (polyethylene oxide polymer) conjugation, it seems an appropriate occasion to review the evolution of the technology (PEGylation) and subsequent product approvals.
Dustin Campbell says the AJILITY platform takes the burden off clients and allows his company to drive, manage, and support their drug product manufacturing, maximizing speed and success, while prioritizing these programs are driven to completion.
Sally Waterman, PhD, and Vasiliki Nikolaou, PhD, explain how transdermal drug delivery patches have the potential to significantly improve not only the outcome of treatments, but also the quality of life for those patients using them.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Immunic Therapeutics: Developing Next-Generation Oral Drugs in Chronic Inflammatory, Autoimmune & Infectious Diseases
Daniel Vitt, PhD, Immunic’s Chief Executive Officer and President, discusses his company’s pipeline of selective, small molecule therapies aimed at treating chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and its recent progress.
Andreas Meliniotis explains how there is plenty of opportunity for the development of new, improved devices to ensure inhaled drugs can be accessible for a wide range of patients and can treat various diseases and conditions effectively.
OVER-ENCAPSULATION CAPSULES – Double-Blind, Zero Bias: Over-Encapsulation — The Right Tool for Blinding Studies?
Julien Lamps believes that while many blinding options are available to drug sponsors and external clinical research partners, over-encapsulation remains a popular choice for its dosing simplicity, trial efficacy, patient accessibility, and cost-effectiveness.
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