SPECIAL FEATURE – Improving Bioavailability & Solubility: Chemical & Physical Modification vs. Formulation Development
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several leading companies to explore chemical and physical modification versus formulation development, and new technologies and techniques for improving bioavailability and solubility.
In part 1 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on a global review of 2018 product approvals.
TOPICAL DELIVERY – Novel Approaches to Topical Antibiotics Promise Innovation in the Treatment of Acne & Rosacea
Scott Herron, MD, PhD, indicates dermatologists and their patients need a better way to deliver antibiotics effectively without contributing to the resistance problem, and an ideal solution might be a new topical antibiotic formulation.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Vetter: Insights on Insourcing Versus Outsourcing in the World of Injectable Manufacturing
Oskar Gold, Vetter’s Senior VP, Key Account Management and Marketing/Corporate Communications, offers his insights on aseptic manufacturing and why careful thought and consideration of different criteria must be applied.
DEVICE REGULATIONS – The New Medical Device Regulation & the Applicability of Article 117 to Medicinal Products
Louise Place focuses on the impact of Article 117 in Europe on the combination of a drug and a device, where the primary mode of action is performed by the drug and the two products are combined in a single, integral product that is exclusively for use in the given combination and not reusable.
Laurie L. Sullivan and John Bergin, MS, MBA, say the growing interest on the part of large pharma or biotech companies is driving clinical development of genetic modification therapy candidates, and the rich late-stage pipeline for genetic modification therapy candidates is a driving force of growth.
Theresa Bankston, PhD, Director of the Technical Services group for BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems, discusses the advantages of using an integrated system for complex drug-device combination products.
Beth DiLauri sets out the fundamental case for the adoption of wearable injectors, outlines the specific barriers they overcome, and describes how the design and development of the BD Libertas(TM) is an attractive proposal for pharma companies.
Robert Davidson and Jessica Rousset explain how buccal administration further represents a better alternative to injections or tablets for those patients who have difficulty swallowing.
AAPS BRIEF – Personalized Medicines for Oral Drug Delivery Devices: Definitely NOT Your Father’s Tablets
Christopher McCurdy, PhD, explains how the incorporation of 3D printing technology, made a reality with the approval of the first 3D-printed pharmaceutical by Aprecia, increased the research and interest around 3D printed formulations, and now, highly sophisticated tablets are being developed.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the US FDA granted approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 300 mg/3 mL (100 mg/mL) Multiple Dose Vial (MDV).
Aptar Pharma recently announce that its Bidose nasal spray device was recently approved by the US FDA for a breakthrough therapy in the field of depression.
For pharma and biotech companies both large and small, the challenges involved in the fill and finish process of drugs for clinical development and scale-up continue to present new challenges.
Catalent Pharma Solutions recently announced that it is to invest more than $27 million to commercialize its next-generation oral disintegrating tablet (ODT) technology, Zydis Ultra.
Nemera’s Preservative-Free Multidose Eye Dropper Approved for Santen’s Drug in 29 European Countries
Nemera recently announce its multidose eye dropper Novelia has been approved for the preservative-free formulation Cosopt iMulti (20 mg/ml dorzolamide + 5 mg/ml timolol eye drops, solution).