Contract Services

SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation & Manufacturing Development: Using Data & Unique Approaches to Solve Solubility Issues, Target Profiles & Customize Products

Contributor Cindy H. Dubin finds that CMOs are embracing development projects in an effort to establish longer-lasting partnerships with their pharma and biotech clients. These contract developers are deploying innovative techniques aimed at improving solubility and fast-tracking products to market.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Ascendia Pharmaceuticals: Sophisticated Formulations for Poorly Soluble Drugs

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.

STANDARDIZATION TECHNOLOGY – Innovative Temperature Standardization Technology Supports Cell Therapy Clinical Trials

Rolf O. Ehrhardt, MD, PhD, and Maria Thompson, PhD, discuss a unique proprietary temperature standardization technology that is practical for all stages of cell processing and handling. It is currently supporting a Phase IIb clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an immunotherapy treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe refractory Crohn’s disease.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Exostar: Speeding the Drug Development & Delivery Process Through Secure Communities of Industry Partners

Drug Development Executive: Tom Johnson, Exostar’s Senior Director of Pharma and Life Science Solutions, discusses how Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub efficiently and cost effectively brings organizations, individuals, applications, and information together to promote the external collaboration initiatives imperative to today’s drug research and development processes.

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