PREFILLABLE SYRINGE TECHNOLOGY – BD Neopak – Delivering the Next Generation in Glass Prefillable Syringes
Justin M. Wright, PhD, and Herve Soukiassian highlight significant development and commercial manufacturing investments in glass PFS container technology for the biotech industry with three key areas of focus: reducing overall variability, reducing SbVPs, and increasing glass strength and durability performance.
Chris Hurlstone says device developers – whether human factors experts or industrial designers, mechanical engineers, or risk analysis teams – know engineering of the click is critical, yet this aspect of device design, like many others, is frequently not given the attention it deserves.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Battelle: Innovation in Drug Delivery Through Integrated Science & Engineering
Drug Development Executive: Amy Heintz, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Battelle, speaks about the company’s relationship with customers and the importance of integrating device design, formulation, and human factors in the development of safe and efficient drug delivery solutions.
Pierre Carlotti, Vice-President of Marketing and Communication for Aptar Pharma Prescription Division, talks about the market for auto-injectors and some relevant market trends, and explains how his company went about designing and developing a novel auto-injector.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Solubilization Technologies: Part III of III
Marshall Crew, PhD, President & CEO, Agere Pharmaceuticals, Inc., concludes his multiple-part series discussing today’s most challenging issues in solubility.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute: Helping to Get Better Drugs to Waiting Patients, Encouraging the Adoption of Advanced Delivery Technologies
Drug Development Executive: Kurt Nielsen, PhD, CTO & SVP, Innovation & Growth, and Founding Institute Board Member, discusses the Institute, its goals, structure, and activities.
Zach Marks, MS, RPh, believes efficiency of vaccine use will be critical as the world population continues to grow and vaccine prices continue to rise, and ID administration can help reduce dose cost while potentially improving immunogenicity in traditional and hard-to-treat populations.
Steven Hamlen, MBA, and Nicholas Johnson, PhD, MBA, discuss recent technology innovations in controlled-release solid oral dose functions and forms as well as more established methods for altering release profiles of molecules, and provide a real-world case study in which applying alternative formulation technology significantly improved an existing therapy and delivered patient and payer benefits.
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS – Overcoming the Challenges of Child-Resistant/Senior-Friendly Closure Development in Today’s Changing World
Steve Stalions and Kurt Attermeier say that as the demand for better CR/SF packaging is on the rise, so too is the market demand for greater cost effectiveness, sustainability, and value-added end-user benefits, and explain how these challenges can be overcome.
ABUSE DETERRENT TECHNOLOGY – New Abuse Deterrent Formulation Technology for Immediate-Release Opioids
Johannes Bartholomäus͛, PhD; Sebastian Schwier, PhD; Martin Brett, et al, review how the INTAC technology platform has been extended to IR formulations with the intention to deter non-oral routes of abuse.
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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.
Novo Nordisk recently announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for oral semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue in a tablet taken once-daily, for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Hovione Technology, a specialist in development of innovative inhalation device technology, recently announced it has secured global rights to develop and commercialize a new ultra-affordable, multi-use blister-based dry powder inhaler patented by inventor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Beller.
Catalent, Inc. and Paragon Bioservices, Inc. and Catalent Inc. recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Catalent will acquire Paragon for $1.2 billion.