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.
OVER-ENCAPSULATION CAPSULES – Double-Blind, Zero Bias: Over-Encapsulation — The Right Tool for Blinding Studies?
Julien Lamps believes that while many blinding options are available to drug sponsors and external clinical research partners, over-encapsulation remains a popular choice for its dosing simplicity, trial efficacy, patient accessibility, and cost-effectiveness.
Dr. Rajiv Khosla, CEO of Enteris BioPharma, discusses how his company’s innovative oral formulation technology is helping the pharmaceutical industry overcome the hurdle of low bioavailability to reshape treatment categories and expand market opportunities with minimal financial and regulatory risks.
Vinod Patil, PhD, says many of the innovative and novel formulations introduced throughout the past decade have had to cope with poorly water-soluble APIs. Considering the pace of development, overcoming solubility issues will remain problematic, and this is especially true for important new classes of pharmaceuticals entering the market.
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