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.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing – Product Differentiation Is Critical
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several of these suppliers and manufacturers about the importance of customization and differentiation as the key to pharma companies staying competitive in the prefilled syringe space.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Wearable Bolus Injectors – A New Class of Patient-Friendly Drug Delivery Systems
Michael D. Hooven, MSME, indicates bolus injectors represent one of the most exciting new opportunities in the field of medical devices, and his company’s focus on developing innovative technology in combination with an intense emphasis on Human Factors has resulted in a system that is unique in a number of ways.
INTRAORAL DELIVERY – Utilization of Intraoral Administration for Enablement & Enhancement of Drug Delivery – Highlights of Recent Commercial Products
Zhen Yang, PhD, and Yunhui Wu, PhD, highlight several commercialized intraoral formulations from a clinical pharmacokinetic perspective and reveal its mechanism for enablement or enhancement of drug delivery via intraoral administration.
Scott D. Barnhart indicates the buccal and sublingual oral mucosa will continue to be an area of growing interest for drug delivery as researchers evaluate ways to improve bioavailability, patient compliance, and product lifecycle beyond tablet and injectable formats.
Robyn M. Barfield, PhD, and David Rabuka, PhD, say that despite challenges, there has been progress in advancing complex compounds through clinical trials and successfully treating patients, and these bioconjugate compounds include a subset of molecules known as ADCs.
Marshall Crew, PhD, says that although diffusion processes of innovative products and services have been studied extensively for nearly 45 years, it seems reasonable that we might learn from others’ observations, and the frameworks they’ve developed to model diffusion of technology for the adoption of bioavailability platforms.
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Peter Soelkner says there will always be a wide variety of trends influencing our industry and we see no reason why this will not continue well into the future.
CURE Pharmaceutical, an innovative drug delivery and development company, recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Chemistry Holdings Inc., a formulation technology company that is developing innovative delivery systems for a variety of industries, in an all-stock transaction.
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