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.
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.
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MedPharm Ltd recently announced the expansion of its US Center of Excellence in Durham, NC, in response to increasing service demand for its topical and transdermal formulation development and performance testing services.
FUJIFILM Corporation recently announced that it is working toward improving the development of nucleic acid therapeutics by using liposomal drug delivery systems.
Croda International Plc, the speciality chemical company that creates high performance ingredients and technologies relied upon by industry and consumers globally, recently announced that it has strengthened its pharmaceutical offering by signing a definitive agreement with Brenntag Nordic A/S to acquire Brenntag Biosector (Biosector).
Cambrex Corporation recently announced it is investing $1 million at its High Point, NC, site to fit out 1,300 sq ft of analytical laboratory space and plans to hire 9 chemical research and development scientists, as well as 6 analytical research and development scientists pursuant to this project.
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