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.
TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY – Effect of Skin Model on In Vitro Performance of an Adhesive Dermally Applied Microarray – ADAM(TM) – Coated With Zolmitriptan
Hayley Lewis and Mahmoud Ameri, PhD, assessed Strat-M, full thickness, and dermatomed ex vivo skin on percutaneous delivery of zolmitriptan from innovative drug-coated dermally applied microprojections that target the epidermal/dermal layer for fast and efficient delivery.
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.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reviews some of the innovative and novel technologies developers are deploying to make self-injection easier and improve patient adherence.
CONTROLLED RELEASE – Informed Selection of Modified-Release Technologies Provides Simpler Oral Dose Regimens
Ronak Savla, PhD, reviews some of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical characteristics of drugs and how they influence creation of a controlled drug delivery formulation.
Lev Gerlovin and Pascale Diesel, PharmD, believe there is significant evidence to indicate that we are entering a golden age of gene and cell therapy development, and while industry works to advance these programs, the debate over new approaches in both structuring and financing clinical research is likely to continue.
LIPID-BASED DELIVERY – Advanced Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems: Solid Lipid Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Lipid Carriers
John K. Tillotson, RPh, PhD, believes increased research and development of these drug delivery platforms will continue to advance therapeutic efficacy and safety for emerging difficult-to-deliver actives.
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Enable Injections, Inc., a patient-centric drug delivery combination product company developing advanced wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of high-volume therapeutics, recently announced it has entered into development agreements with Apellis Pharmaceuticals, and most recently, UCB.
Verona Pharma plc recently announced it has enrolled the last patient in its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the effect of nebulized RPL554 as an add-on to dual therapy using long-acting anti-muscarinic/long-acting beta2-agonists (LAMA/LABA) and triple therapy (LAMA/LABA with an inhaled corticosteroid) in the maintenance treatment of patients with moderate to severe COPD.
A team of industry experts awarded Nemera’s electronic add-on for ophthalmic droppers with a prestigious CPhI Award for Best Drug Delivery Device in its category.
Verseon, a technology-based pharmaceutical company, is presently developing multiple novel, small-molecule inhibitors of plasma kallikrein for the treatment of DME. Plasma kallikrein is a central mediator in the kallikrein-kinin system (KKS), a well-known pathway addressing an underlying cause of DME.
VistaGen Therapeutics Acquires Worldwide Rights to Develop & Commercialize First-in-Class Intranasally Administered Drug
VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. recently announced it has exercised its option to acquire from Pherin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the exclusive license for worldwide rights to develop and commercialize PH10, a first-in-class, intranasally administered neuroactive steroid (a pherine), with rapid-onset antidepressant effects for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) demonstrated in a Phase 2a study