SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Biologics Present a New Set of Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with leading syringe developers and contract manufacturers to discuss how they are overcoming industry challenges and provides a look at some of the innovative advancements in prefilled syringe technology.
T.R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA, says the market for new anti-diabetic therapeutic agents and their painless delivery is enormous and is sure drug companies and research scientists are in a race to develop a safer method other than the pulmonary and oral routes to deliver insulin.
Bruce K. Redding, Jr, CEO and Founder of TSI, discusses the importance of developing a new tool for enhanced drug delivery, but also a means to reduce the time-to-market for new formulations while also expanding the number of drugs that can be delivered transdermally.
NANOPARTICLE CHARACTERIZATION – One Size Does Not Fit All: Nanoparticle Size Analysis for Nanomedicine Applications
Andrew N. Cleland, PhD, Jean-Luc Fraikin, PhD, Peter Meinhold, PhD, and Franklin Monzon, PhD, describe a new diagnostic instrument able to rapidly and accurately report detailed nanoparticle size distributions for a wide variety of nanoparticle types and concentrations in a range of different solutions.
Marc T. Abrams, PhD, and Bob D. Brown, PhD, explain how nanoparticle technology has the potential to enable tumor bioavailability even in the absence of a targeting ligand.
DRUG DELIVERY – PLEX(TM) Local Drug Delivery Platform Enables Prolonged, Controlled-Release Medications
Noam Emanuel, PhD, reviews how PLEX is a unique local drug delivery platform that brings numerous innovative solutions to the market in various fields, such as infections, inflammations, and cancer.
Roger Kurinsky, Senior Vice President of Tubular Glass Americas talks about recent strategy shifts, the importance of the US pharma market, and how Gerresheimer’s investments in the US can benefit pharma companies.
Leon Grother says multiple products are on the market made using a controlled lyophilization process. The fast-dissolving characteristics it can impart have enabled the demands of several challenging patient populations to be met with formulations of important medicines that work well for them.
Josef Bossart, PhD, believes Mannkind’s recent announcement that Sanofi has decided to return the marketing rights for Afrezza may not exactly be history repeating itself, but it certainly feels as though it rhymes.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Advancements in Drug Delivery Technologies Tackle Solubility & Bioavailability Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several innovator companies to learn more about the latest advances in drug delivery to address the challenging issues of solubility and bioavailability today
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Enable Injections, Inc. recently announced it has entered into a multi-product development agreement with Sanofi S.A.
AptarGroup, Inc. recently announced it has acquired two leading pharmaceutical services companies, Nanopharm Ltd. and Gateway Analytical LLC, for a combined enterprise value of approximately $50 million.
Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. recently announced it has entered into a seventh collaborative agreement with Perrigo Israel, an affiliate of Perrigo Company plc for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of two new generic formulations of antibiotic foams.
Medherant Limited, the clinical-stage developer of innovative transdermal delivery products for pain and CNS diseases using its unique TEPI Patch technology, recently announced a new $2.5-million investment.
Bone Sci Bio introduces PeptOss, a novel solution for bone treatment. The new product promotes formation and repair of bone tissue and enables controlled delivery of drugs, such as antibiotics or chemotherapy, directly to the bone, for various orthopedic and dental applications.