Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, indicates LOC-based devices are an integration of multiple disciplines and the miniaturization of the major laboratory procedures. Recently, these devices are branching into additional aspects of healthcare, such as drug delivery, stem cell, environmental monitoring, and synthetic biology.
Samuel D. Trohman, MBA, Joey L. Glassco, Elena Draganoiu, PhD, and Carey Boyum present developmental and commercial examples of non-biodegradable drug-eluting devices, along with the versatile properties of thermoplastic polyurethanes for the development of effective drug delivery systems.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY – A Novel Drug Delivery System That Offers Zero-Order/Near Zero-Order Release Profile of Low-Dosage Strength Tablets Containing Highly Soluble Actives
Thomas B. Gold, PhD, was awarded a US patent; the intellectual property centers on formulation development technology that allows for the steady, continuous release of API over a particular duration of time to mitigate variations or spikes in therapeutic benefit.
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff, discuss how the use of preservatives in eye drops is still controversial, but more and more evidence supports the use of unpreserved eye drops for treatment of chronic diseases.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Vetter: Helping Small Biotech Companies Execute a Successful Drug Development Process
Dr. Susanne Resatz, President of Vetter Development Services USA, Inc., discusses the many benefits to small biotech companies in utilizing a full-service CDMO, and what advanced services the Chicago-based facility offers its growing customer base.
ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS – Advanced Drug Delivery for Repositioning Promethazine for Improved Application & Patient Outcomes
Srinivas Tipparaju, PhD, Anastasia Groshev, Danielle Dantuma, et al designed and characterized a formulation of ODTs at three different compression settings to determine the effective formulation for manufacturing rapid-release ODT promethazine tablets.
SYRINGE SYSTEM – The Credence Companion Syringe System Delivers on Safety & Usability Using Human Factors Studies
John A. Merhige, MEM, and Lisa Caparra, RN, explain how development of the Companion product line has been driven by these two constituents, the innovation driven by the end-users’ needs and the avoidance of change driven by needs of the drug manufacturer.
SPRAY-DRIED DISPERSIONS – Developing Process Control Strategies for the Manufacture of Spray-Dried Dispersions
Devon DuBose, Dana Settell, Nathan Bennette, and Amber Broadbent, PhD, say drug pipelines increasingly feature new drug candidates that exhibit poor solubility and require well-established enabling technologies to address this critical issue.
HOT MELT EXTRUSION – OptiMelt™ Hot Melt Extrusion Technology to Improve Bioavailability of Poorly Soluble Drugs
Sampada Upadhye, PhD, indicates bioavailability enhancement with formulation and dose form flexibility can be achieved through the application of HME technology to produce stable drug formulations and increased development success rates.
Bernd Zeiss provides study results that contribute to a clearer picture of the factors of influence that are crucial to syringe function. Several common hypotheses were verified, while others were refuted.
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