Ashley Jacobi says while there are many ever-improving tools available to scientists performing ground-breaking research, and the potential of CRISPR genome editing appears limitless, there remain challenges that need to be overcome to realize the technology’s full potential.
NUCLEAR β-CATENIN INHIBITOR – TBL1 – A Novel Target for Safe & Effective Blockade of the Nuclear β-catenin Signaling Pathway
Ruolan Han, PhD, explains how targeting TBL1/TBLR1 enables specific silencing of oncogenic Wnt target gene expression without affecting other necessary cellular functions that are disrupted when targeting higher up the Wnt pathway.
David J. Bearss, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Global Head of Research at SDP Oncology, discusses his company’s unique structure that has supported its robust research in the tumor immune microenvironment as well as its investigational assets being studied in this space.
CELL & GENE THERAPY – End-to-End Cell & Gene Therapy – From Development to Commercialization – Buy or Build?
Aldo Romano and Emily Moran, MBA, discuss how the life science industry must bring technology solutions to the table while at the same time securing the capacity to develop and manufacture groundbreaking cures so patients and society can tap the benefits of cell and gene therapies.
IMMUNE ACTIVATORS – Enhancing Cell Adhesion to Safely Improve Effectiveness of Vaccines & Cancer Immunotherapies
Siddhartha De, PhD, and Peter Vanderslice, PhD, present their research on the use of proprietary, orally available compounds that can activate the immune system to enhance the effectiveness of vaccines as well as immuno-oncology therapies for cancer, especially in patient populations that are most vulnerable to disease.
MICROFLUIDIC ENCAPSULATION TECHNOLOGY – Achieving Reliable siRNA Drug Delivery for Inflammatory Diseases & Tumor Targeting by Nanoencapsulation
Olivia Merkel, PhD, and Christoph Zimmermann, PhD student, discuss the benefits of microfluidic encapsulation technology for gene silencing applications in cancer immunology and inflammatory diseases, where siRNA can potentially be used to downregulate genes associated with these pathologies.
ORAL MUCOSAL IMMUNOTHERAPY – Oral Mucosal Delivery of Allergenic Proteins for Inducing Tolerance in Food Allergic Individuals
William R. Reisacher, MD, highlights some of the differences between food allergy immunotherapy via the oral mucosal route versus exposure through the stomach and intestines.
Josef Bossart, PhD, introduces, in a series of short articles, a qualitative model to help understand and visualize the potential of a product with prescribers, patients, and payors. This simple model can help weed out product ideas that may at first glance seem attractive but offer little potential in the real world.
ProPerma™ uniquely improves both permeability and bioavailability of BCS III and BCS IV compounds by deploying an innovative and bespoke combination of GRAS and novel enhancing excipients…
MULTI-PARTICULATE MANUFACTURING – How Does Experiment Design Affect Multi-Particulates Manufacturing?
Namrata Vora, MS, Danica Cartwright, Karthikeyan Selvaraj, MPharm, and Ryan Larmon, MS, discuss how the careful application of design of experiment studies is an invaluable tool in proving the design space of complex formulations and manufacturing processes.
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