Troy M. Harmon, MS, MBA, and Jingjun Huang, PhD, use Ascendia’s EmulSol technology to develop a novel oil-in-water nanoemulsion formulation of clopidogrel whereby the free-base form of clopidogrel has acceptable solubility in the oil phase, and is protected from chemical degradation.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Getting It Right: The Importance of End-User Research in the Design of a New Drug Delivery System
Chris Evans believes that designing a drug delivery system that will truly resonate with patients requires insight into the unique experiences of those users by conducting research that will drive innovation in the design and development process to create a solution that works in a variety of situations.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with some of the leading companies operating in the injectables arena, and discovers this ever-evolving sector is witnessing some very specific and eye-opening trends that are affecting the market’s growth.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently interviewed several topical, transdermal, and subcutaneous product manufacturers to find out how they are working with patients and physicians to develop delivery systems that meet their needs for comfort, compliance, and more effective delivery.
Marshall Crew, PhD, explores some of the key features of people and organizations that lead to the innovations and products, and hopes that by example, insights can be acquired that will be useful in his colleagues respective organizations and that might ultimately lead to more innovation in the industry.
Drug Development Executive: Cindy R. Kent, VP & General Manager of 3M DDSD, discusses her vision for the company and how developing trends are impacting the players in the pharmaceutical industry.
Wilfried Andrä, PhD, Pieter Saupe, and Matthias E. Bellemann, PhD, indicate the greatest obstacle on the road to targeted drug delivery in the GI tract was, until now, the lack of a practicable method to localize the capsule.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Incorporating Patient-Centric Design Into a Novel Anti-Needlestick Safety Device
Sarah Baer, MBA, says the market for biotechnology drugs continues to grow, and there is a need for pharmaceutical companies to offer injection devices that support both the complex properties of the biologic as well as the needs of the end-user who will be performing the injection.
INJECTABLE MICROEMULSIONS – Prolonged-Release Injectable Microemulsions: Opportunities for Pain Treatment
Rajesh Dubey, PhD, and Luigi G. Martini, FRPharmS, MBA, indicate available technologies do not support development of certain formulations to treat pain; however, microemulsions with their unique features, can provide a viable alternative to develop such formulations.
Drug Development Executive: Steven Damon, Founder of 4P Therapeutics, discusses his vision for the company and how 4P intends to create new and innovative transdermal products that meet the needs of patients, physicians, and payers.
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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.
By 2050, it is projected that the proportion of people aged 65 and older will be more than double that of children aged 5. This global phenomenon is also leading to an increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and osteoporosis.