Jim Huang, PhD, discusses how understanding key biopharmaceutical properties in relationship to drug absorption and elimination plays a critical role in successful design of CR dosage forms from discovery to first-in-human with a shorter timeline and lower development costs.
Tilman Roedle says variation in tub packaging continues to create financial and operational challenges for the entire downstream supply chain, and it’s time for the industry to align on packaging configuration requirements that make tubs fully processable on automated lines.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – The Role of Excipient Selection in the Development of Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Torkel Gren, PhD, reviews the benefits that orally disintegrating products can bring to patients and developers and assesses the impact that excipient selection can have on the development of successful products.
For each participating company, this section presents a detailed summary highlighting their core technologies, capabilities, technologies, and services.
Jim Huang, PhD, reviews how a pediatric formulation should consider the following factors: difference in physiological and pharmacokinetic of patient populations, dosage form selection, route of administration, dose accuracy, dose flexibility, drug and excipient tolerability (safety and toxicity), patient compliance (palatability/swallowability), stability, and drug accessibility.
PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY – Overcoming the Challenges of Drug Brain Delivery With a Novel Brain Delivery Vector
Mei Mei Tian, PhD, explains how the xB3 platform has the potential to support development of treatments for CNS diseases that can treat thousands of patients in the years ahead.
POLYMERIC DELIVERY SYSTEM – Next-Generation Long-Acting Implantables Using Surface-Eroding Elastomers
Stephanie Reed, PhD, Carissa Smoot, and Dennis Shull describe how PGSU ultimately offers many advantages over other polymers for long-acting implantables, particularly for high-loading, long-duration implants that are gaining interest in the pharmaceutical industry.
FORMULATION FORUM – Parenteral Sustained Delivery of ASD-005 Liposomal Formulation: A Case Study in Applications of Lipid-Based Nanoparticle Carriers
Jim Huang, PhD, presents an investigation aimed at studying the administration of a liposomal form of a third-generation β-blocker, ASD-005, by injectable route of administration to efficiently manage emergency hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Sally Waterman, PhD, and Vasiliki Nikolaou, PhD, explain how transdermal drug delivery patches have the potential to significantly improve not only the outcome of treatments, but also the quality of life for those patients using them.
Andreas Meliniotis explains how there is plenty of opportunity for the development of new, improved devices to ensure inhaled drugs can be accessible for a wide range of patients and can treat various diseases and conditions effectively.
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