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.
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.
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