THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Antisense Drug Shown to Significantly Reduce Triglyceride Levels in Patients With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, MD, provides results from a clinical study indicating antisense technology can result in significant reductions in triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia.
Jaspreet Arora, PhD, Samantha Saville, and Brett Waybrant, PhD, focus on a controlled-release LMP formulation to identify optimum annealing conditions and to better understand the annealing mechanism.
Luke S. Gill, MSc, MBA, believes understanding and overcoming various challenges in the development of immunotherapeutic agents will be critical to clinical trial success and, ultimately, market approval.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 3, Notable Transactions & Technologies of 2017
In part 3 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, reviews transactions and technologies that provide greater insight into what we can expect in terms of product development and approvals over the next decade.
Dongwei Guo, PhD, and Jingjun Huang, PhD, focus on the overview of nanoproducts in the market and the technologies to make long-acting injectable nanoformulations.
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES – The Development of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Products: A Comprehensive Guide to CMC Activities From Clone to Clinic
Howard L. Levine, PhD, and Brendan R. Cooney, provide a guide to product development companies, service providers, investors, and analyst as they work their way through the complex and rapidly evolving world of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – MilliporeSigma: Accelerating the Development & Manufacture of Gene Therapies, Immunotherapies & Viral Vaccines
Dave Backer, Head of Virus & Gene Therapy Strategic Initiatives at MilliporeSigma, talks about his company’s expanding GMP capacity to speed development and manufacture of gene therapies, immunotherapies, and viral vaccines.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin explores 3D printed drugs in the wake of a milestone in the pharma industry when Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ Spritam (levetiracetam) tablets became the first FDA-approved prescription drug product manufactured using 3D printing technology.
Peter Nielsen, MBA, explains how his company’s candidates are differentiated from those in development at other companies by the type of modification to the antisense molecule and the method by which it is conveyed to its target cell.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – NanOlogy: Submicron Particle Platform Transforms Systemic Chemotherapy Into Local Delivery
Marc Iacobucci, Managing Director of NanOlogy, discusses his company’s technology, clinical program, and efforts to transform cancer therapy.
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Passage Bio recently debuted with a $115.-million Series A financing led by OrbiMed Advisors and joined by Frazier Healthcare Partners, Versant Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Vivo Capital and Lilly Asia Ventures.
Codexis Announces Nestlé Health Science Exercises Option for Exclusive Global License: Triggers Milestone
Codexis, Inc. recently announced that Nestlé Health Science has exercised its option to obtain an exclusive license for the global development and commercialization of Codexis’ novel, orally delivered enzyme CDX-6114 for the management of phenylketonuria (PKU), an orphan metabolic disorder.
uniQure N.V. recently announced it treated the first patient in its HOPE-B pivotal trial of AMT-061, an investigational AAV5-based gene therapy incorporating the patent-protected FIX-Padua variant for the treatment of patients with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B.
Bavarian Nordic A/S recently announced the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) have exercised another option under the ongoing contract for freeze-dried MVA-BN smallpox vaccine.
Catalent, Inc. recently announced it has commenced a $200 million capital investment in its Biologics business to expand drug substance manufacturing capacity and drug product fill/finish capacity due to projected growth among existing and future customers.