Craig Morgan believes as stakeholders are increasingly aware that better study start-up (encompassing the activities associated with site identification, feasibility assessment, selection, and activation) processes are linked to shorter clinical timelines, the emphasis has been shifting in that direction.
Steven Kaufman believes that with autoinjectors in high demand by the biopharma industry, gas-powered delivery systems may have the solution to many of the difficulties the industry is facing.
SCALE-UP & MANUFACTURING – Smart Formulation, Processing & Engineering Solutions to Solve Drug Product Scale-Up & Manufacturing Challenges With Minimum to No Regulatory Impact
Anil Kane, PhD, MBA, explains how many smart formulation process or engineering solutions can be applied to overcome challenges of the material properties to successfully manufacture quality products at the development and commercial scale with minimum to no clinical or regulatory impact.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Manufacturers Focus on 21st Century Technology While Still Tackling Traditional Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the key companies in the injectable delivery market that are focusing on advanced technology as well as the more traditional challenges related to breakage, leaching, and needlestick prevention.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the analytical testing services that leading contractors offer aimed at the increasing complexities of today’s pharmaceutical pipelines.
Craig Morgan believes metrics are indeed critical to efforts to rein in clinical trials that are either poorly initiated or have incurred unforeseen events, which place the original timelines and/or budgets at risk of overages.
TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED HEALTH – Digitally Connected Health Technologies: Blazing Meaningful Trails in Healthcare
Daniel Spors and Kyle Dolbow, PhD, say the overall digital health market is currently $76 billion, and is estimated to grow at 21%, and this space includes life sciences and medical device companies that are incorporating digital technology into their products and services, such as smart inhalers and remote therapy devices.
Neil Lesser and Matt Hefner analyze biopharmaceutical partnerships created throughout the past several decades, and based upon a comprehensive database of partnerships formed between 1980 and 2014, they found that R&D-focused partnerships have grown substantially.
Gordon Bates, Head of Chemical Division at Lonza Pharma & Biotech, shares his perspective about industry needs and how strategic acquisitions are enhancing Lonza’s position as a development and manufacturing partner of choice.
Laurie L. Sullivan and John Bergin, MS, MBA, say the growth curve for clinical applications of NGS is approaching an upward trajectory as existing applications gain traction and new ones begin to establish a foothold.
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West recently announced it has commenced discussions with two companies regarding the use of West’s proprietary SmartDose drug delivery platform for complex molecules.
PCI Pharma Services recently announce the expansion of its bottling line capacity at its Commercial Packaging site in Rockford, IL.
Hovione recently announced it issued a bond of $50 million dollars maturing in 2033. The bond was arranged and subscribed by Banco BPI, S.A.
Pharmapack Report Predicts Diversification of Innovation Leading to a Rise in Licensing & Partnering
Pharmapack Europe (February 6-7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris) has released a European Drug Delivery and Packaging report, ahead of the event’s opening, which highlights, major challenges and opportunities for the industry in the year ahead.
TrakCel & Quick Partner to Provide Industry-Leading Digital Supply Chain IT Solution for Cell & Gene Therapies
TrakCel and The Quick Life Science Group recently announced a partnership to offer an integrated IT logistics orchestration platform.