Bioavailability & Solubility
Jason M. LePree, RPh, PhD, reviews the causes of poor bioavailability for drugs and provides an introduction to lipid-based drug delivery systems, and how the formulation approach can be used to overcome impediments to good bioavailability of therapeutic actives.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Particle Sciences: Experts in Development & Manufacturing of Complex Dosage Forms
Dr. Mark Mitchnick, CEO of Particle Sciences and CMO of Lubrizol, discusses the rise of complex drug products, the capabilities needed to develop and manufacture these products, and the company’s expansion in this area.
2017 GLOBAL DRUG DELIVERY & FORMULATION REPORT – Notable Technologies, Approvals, Transactions, Pipelines & Perspectives
This third annual report, a collaborative effort between team members at Drug Development & Delivery and PharmaCircle, provides a look back at 2016 in terms of approvals and developments in the area of drug delivery and formulation. The report continues to cover the following significant key points of interest, with the belief that understanding the past, even the recent past, can provide insights to what is possible.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with some of the leading excipient innovators to find out what types of excipients they are developing, the advantages they offer to formulations, and where they see the industry focusing throughout the next few years.
CONTROLLED RELEASE – Leveraging Precision Particle Fabrication® Technology to Create Patient-Friendly Dosage Forms
Cory Berkland, PhD, and Nathan Dormer, PhD, review how controlled-release powders offer a flexible and efficient approach to addressing a multitude of patient populations, while also improving compliance.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights many of the latest techniques to enhance bioavailability and solubility, how to determine the right technique for your compound, and how some companies are realizing faster time to market as a result.
Laurie L. Sullivan and Shalini S. Dewan, BCC Research Analysts, believe with the advent of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology, it is now possible to produce a wide variety of human proteins, and that these novel technologies have lifted the market for therapeutic proteins to new heights.
Robert C. Getts, PhD, and Jessica Bowers review how the 3DNA platform is composed entirely of noncoding DNA assembled through the sequential hybridization of single strands of DNA into a network of double-stranded nucleic acid having a controlled architecture, and multiple attachment sites for drug and targeting molecules.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with several companies that are debunking the theory that access to the latest technological platforms to aid efficient drug discovery and development is limited to Big Pharma, which can more easily justify the costs of creating and operating innovative platforms.
Ronak Savla, PhD, PharmD, and Jeffrey E. Browne, PhD, indicate formulation screening, development, scale-up, and commercial manufacture of LBDDSs require considerable expertise, and choosing an outsourcing partner with experience and a proven track record is critical.
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