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.
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.
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.
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.
NEXT-GENERATION TUMOR TARGETING – Leveraging the Tumor Microenvironment to Change the Standard of Care
Vishwas Paralkar, PhD, highlights a unique platform technology that represents the first technology that has successfully been used to target cancer drugs to tumor cells in animal models, while sparing healthy tissue.
Ajay Damani, VP of Pharmaceutical Technologies Business Unit, Adare, and Maria Flynn, President and CEO, Orbis, discuss how both companies will benefit from the acquisition, future product development, and the challenges of a virtual acquisition.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2019 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 3, Notable Drug Delivery & Formulation Transactions & Technologies of 2019
In part 3 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on several notable drug delivery and formulation transactions and technologies.
THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES – Continuous Manufacturing of Peptides Could Speed Up Development, Reduce Costs & Improve Quality
Jens Bukrinski, PhD, MSc, says the high-quality, high-process consistency between manufacturing runs and the in-line PAT analytics of the μLOT platform will enable unprecedented robustness of the manufacturing process, significantly retiring the risk of failure to supply due to non-scalability of the manufacturing process.
INTRATUMORAL DELIVERY – Combining Local & Systemic Treatments: Could Immuno-Oncology Finally Enable Local Intratumoral Delivery?
Lewis H. Bender, MA, MBA, says cancer is a local and systemic disease, and new forms of local treatment, such as intratumoral dosing coupled with systemic immunotherapy, are being explored.
Josef Bossart, PhD, reviews the Development and Review Times associated with new molecular entity (NME) approvals throughout the 2010 to 2018 period.
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