FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Solumerized(TM) Trans-Resveratrol, Bridging the Bioenhancement Gap to Drug Delivery Between Pharmaceuticals & Dietary Supplements
Amir Zalcenstein, PhD, Galia Temtsin Krayz, PhD, and Sabina Glozman, PhD, discuss the example of Resveratrol, a supplement with a solid body of scientific data attesting to its efficacy in enhancing lifespan and treating a variety of medical conditions, which yet remains short of its true market potential due to stability, bioavailability, and cost issues.
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.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the US FDA granted approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 300 mg/3 mL (100 mg/mL) Multiple Dose Vial (MDV).
Aptar Pharma recently announce that its Bidose nasal spray device was recently approved by the US FDA for a breakthrough therapy in the field of depression.
For pharma and biotech companies both large and small, the challenges involved in the fill and finish process of drugs for clinical development and scale-up continue to present new challenges.
Catalent Pharma Solutions recently announced that it is to invest more than $27 million to commercialize its next-generation oral disintegrating tablet (ODT) technology, Zydis Ultra.
Nemera’s Preservative-Free Multidose Eye Dropper Approved for Santen’s Drug in 29 European Countries
Nemera recently announce its multidose eye dropper Novelia has been approved for the preservative-free formulation Cosopt iMulti (20 mg/ml dorzolamide + 5 mg/ml timolol eye drops, solution).