Bioavailability & Solubility
SPECIAL FEATURE – Bioavailability & Solubility: A Demand for Enhanced Technologies & Materials is Spurring Innovation
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin spoke with several contract research/manufacturing organizations on how they are successfully overcoming solubility/bioavailability challenges, such as matching APIs to formulations and choosing the best excipients.
Jingjun (Jim) Huang, PhD, CEO, and Founder of Ascendia, discusses his company’s unique vision and strategy to provide pharmaceutical companies with a contract research partner that can provide technologies in order to efficiently determine which approach is most suitable for a given molecule.
DISSOLUTION ENHANCEMENT – Dissolution Enhancement Through Factorally Designed Porous Solid Dispersions
Balwan Singh and Harish Dureja, PhD, use mathematical models developed in their present study to predict cumulative percentage of glimepiride from PSDs. These models can then be utilized to formulate PSDs with desired glimepiride release.
Marshall Crew, PhD, explores how the contract services and manufacturing market has responded to the opportunity presented by the rising numbers of BCS Type II/IV clinical compounds and solubilized commercial products.
Oksana Tsinman, Konstantin Tsinman, PhD, and Shaukat Ali, PhD, describe the application of a hydrophilic polymeric solubilizer in solid dispersions of a model drug carbamazepine. The scope of this study is limited to understanding of hydrophilic polymers and their behaviors on amorphous dispersions.
GLOBAL DELIVERY MARKET – Advanced Drug Delivery Systems: mAb, RNAi, & Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier
Kevin James, Shalini Dewan, MS, Kim Lawson, and Usha Nagavarapu believe advances in understanding human biology and diseases are opening new and exciting possibilities in the biotechnology industry. R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries, and new and emerging technologies will continue to shape growth in this market for the foreseeable future.
Troy M. Harmon, MS, MBA, and Jingjun Huang, PhD, use Ascendia’s EmulSol technology to develop a novel oil-in-water nanoemulsion formulation of clopidogrel whereby the free-base form of clopidogrel has acceptable solubility in the oil phase, and is protected from chemical degradation.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Solumerized(TM) Trans-Resveratrol, Bridging the Bioenhancement Gap to Drug Delivery Between Pharmaceuticals & Dietary Supplements
Amir Zalcenstein, PhD, Galia Temtsin Krayz, PhD, and Sabina Glozman, PhD, discuss the example of Resveratrol, a supplement with a solid body of scientific data attesting to its efficacy in enhancing lifespan and treating a variety of medical conditions, which yet remains short of its true market potential due to stability, bioavailability, and cost issues.
Marshall Crew, PhD, focuses on considering what might be achieved if we borrow best practices and processes that have assisted other industries facing growing complexity, in fact, much of the advances in accelerating our solubilization processes are already borrowed from other industries, in many cases even the technologies.
David Shoemaker, PhD, says the origin of the BPCIA had its roots in the Drug Price Competition and Patent Restoration Act of 1984 championed by Senators Waxman and Hatch, which has provided low-cost generic alternatives to prescription brand-name drugs for the three subsequent decades. What Congress failed to appreciate at the time was the current state of protein characterization science and consequently whether interchangeability could in fact be obtained or what level of biosimilarity was acceptable.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
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EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Oasmia Pharmaceutical: Commercializing Technologies While Pursuing the US Market
Julian Aleksov, Executive Chairman of Oasmia Pharmaceutical, discusses his company’s efforts to enter the US market, its strategy to increase commercial adoption, and why it believes its underlying drug delivery system technology is significant not only within the oncology sector, but the entire pharmaceutical industry.
Hywel Williams, PhD, Annabel Igonin, PhD, David Vodak, PhD, and Hassan Benameur, PhD, believe lipophilic salts are being explored in a number of different areas and one interesting application is their potential to boost API loading in lipid formulations.