SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Wearables, Connectivity & Patient-Centric Designs Empower Self-Administration
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights the innovation in injection devices – from wearables to connectivity to varied dose administration – that have occurred in the past year.
DEVICE DESIGN – Autoinjector Design Adjustment to Control Needle Insertion & Initial Injection Speed – Could This Positively Impact Drug Delivery?
Pascal Dugand, Thomas Megard, and Séverine Duband explain how controlling the needle insertion speed can reduce the shock on the prefilled syringe, which can reduce the risk of glass breakage, and will allow a smooth transition to syringe emptying.
Megan Lan, MBA, MA, and Patrick Le Gal say delivery system manufacturers need to use methodologies and tools to manage conflicting requirements and to offer delivery solutions that balance performance, robustness, and usability while delivering higher volume or viscosity biologics.
Daniel J. O’Connor believes a trigger mechanism that can turn cold tumors hot can help researchers set their focus on delivering potentially life-saving drugs directly to core of a cancerous tumor.
Fabrice Navarro, PhD, summarizes recent disappointing clinical trial results for HIV vaccines and reports on CEA-Leti’s new approach based on engineered lipid nanoparticles that deliver p24 (a viral protein that optimizes the CpG adjuvant’s effect) with pinpoint accuracy.
THERANOSTICS – The Outlook for the Theranostic Radionuclide Approach to Neuroendocrine Tumors & Other Cancers
Eric P. Krenning, MD, PhD, and Rachel Levine provide a review of the evolution and development of theranostics, in general, citing the theranostic radionuclide approach to the management of neuroendocrine tumors to highlight this evolving modality.
Respiratory Drug Development eBook – Increased Focus on Respiratory Drug & Device Development Makes Treatment More Personal
This e-Book highlights some of the innovators and innovations in the respiratory sector, addresses the importance of end users in the device development process, and presents recent advancements in improving patient adherence.
Iain MacGilp, PhD, says the path to delivering stable, apparently simple solution, suspension, or emulsion formulations is multi-faceted and requires a constant focus on key control measures through pre-formulation development to commercialization.
Patrick Le Gal explains how his company deployed a quality by design approach to manage all the unavoidable competing requirements and to propose a solution that balances performance, robustness, and usability.
In conclusion of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, reviews and compares current Phase 3 and Registration-stage products with products first approved since 2014 in the United States, Japan, or Europe.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
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Hovione Technology recently announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Kiel University, Institute of Pharmacy in Germany, a reference research institution on inhaled drug delivery.