Anish Parikh charts the twin rise of biologics and PFS, outlines some of the common challenges associated with filling and dispensing, and discusses how a patient-centric partnership approach can help biopharmaceutical companies shorten the development pathway and ensure a reliable supply of safe, effective medicines for the people who need them.
Ajay Damani, VP of Pharmaceutical Technologies Business Unit, Adare, and Maria Flynn, President and CEO, Orbis, discuss how both companies will benefit from the acquisition, future product development, and the challenges of a virtual acquisition.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Manufacturing: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin features several leading companies’ innovations in delivery devices as well as how contract parenteral manufacturers are addressing the ever-demanding challenges, issues, and opportunities related to delivering biologics and small molecules.
Patient centricity has moved to the forefront of clinical trials. Direct-to-patient (DTP) services provide convenience, and lead to greater participation and retention, addressing two key challenges that face study sponsors Yourway has.
Zack Gurard-Levin, PhD, says with new innovations in assay methodologies, scientists no longer have to make sacrifices to do quality drug discovery research.
Ramesh Jagadeesan, PhD, says that while CDMOs have the capacity to support pharmaceutical companies with their analytical requirements for both small and large-scale projects, the opportunity exists to increase speed to market with innovative thinking.
RISK-BASED MONITORING – Making the Move to RBM: Improving Patient Safety & Data Quality With Real-Time Insights
Crystal Stone and Amanda Coogan indicate that in an era in which the time- and resource-intensive business model of developing blockbuster drugs has been supplanted by a push to move drug candidates through the pipeline with greater speed, accuracy, and quality, RBM and real-time data analytics are becoming a must-have for clinical trials.
Gregory A. Sacha, PhD, describes the devices used for process monitoring and how they can be used to detect end points during the process.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Tedor Pharma, Inc.: A Strategy Shift to Serve Both Generic & Branded Companies
Doug Drysdale, President & CEO of Tedor Pharma, Inc., discusses the FLEXITAB technology, his strategy for managing a shift in business model, and how Tedor is addressing the needs of small- and medium-size companies developing innovative and repurposed small molecules for unmet medical needs.
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING – How Life Sciences Companies Are Leveraging NLP From Molecule to Market
Jane Z. Reed, PhD, MA, discusses some of the challenges facing pharma researchers and executives; the benefit NLP can bring; and some specific customer-use cases (covering patent landscaping, gene disease associations, access to safety silos, and more).
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BD Advances Immunology Research by Enabling Researchers to Investigate 30 Immune Markers in a Single Experiment
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