Alex Kerr, Sam Trotter, and Poppy Maley explain how recent advances in biopolymers and manufacturing technology now enable formulation of injectable drug products to be tailored at will to achieve a target bioavailability in a shorter development time with robust and low cost of manufacture.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2020 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 2, Notable Drug Delivery and Formulation Product Approvals of 2020
In part 2 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on notable drug delivery and formulation product approvals.
Jim Huang, PhD, discusses how understanding the properties of ASDs and their relationship to downstream product scale up, stability, and in-vivo performance is critical to successfully utilize them for drug delivery of insoluble drugs in early development and commercialization in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Sandy Munro, PhD, Nikki Willis, and Geraldine Venthoye, PhD, believe selecting the delivery device/platform on the basis of patient needs, nature of disease, and opportunities for accelerating the proof-of-concept or early clinical stages by using fast-to-clinic approaches can help to accelerate the project through later-stage development by combining the approach with seamless scalability, designing in manufacturability, and an appropriate manufacturing strategy.
BIOSIMILAR DEVELOPMENT – Guidance on Biosimilar Interchangeability: The Debate Over Drug Delivery Devices
Darren Mansell says as early experience in following this guidance has recently matured, some issues have arisen that may impede best available outcomes for patients, one of which is the question of whether “interchangeability” guidance may stifle innovation (and therefore improved patient experience) in drug delivery devices.
Keith R. Horspool, PhD, Shirlynn Chen, PhD, and Markus Koester, PhD, discuss an open innovation platform to stimulate scientific understanding, and development of potential new technologies, for delivery of compounds with challenging solubility by offering a set of more contemporary poorly soluble drugs free-of-charge for independent research activities.
Josef Bossart, PhD, introduces, in a series of short articles, a qualitative model to help understand and visualize the potential of a product with prescribers, patients, and payors. This simple model can help weed out product ideas that may at first glance seem attractive but offer little potential in the real world.
Laura Brand, Vice President of Celanese’s Medical & Pharmaceutical Business, discusses her company’s drug delivery platform and the value it brings to the industry.
FORMULATION FORUM – Considerations in Development & Manufacturing of Complex Injectables for Early Phase Studies
Jim Huang, PhD, explains how a niche CDMO, which has specialized technologies in complex injectable development and adopts GMP practice with a “laboratory setting,” will have greater flexibility regarding changes, timing, and cost for successful manufacture of complex injectables in early phase development of therapeutic drugs.
MICROFLUIDIC ENCAPSULATION TECHNOLOGY – Achieving Reliable siRNA Drug Delivery for Inflammatory Diseases & Tumor Targeting by Nanoencapsulation
Olivia Merkel, PhD, and Christoph Zimmermann, PhD student, discuss the benefits of microfluidic encapsulation technology for gene silencing applications in cancer immunology and inflammatory diseases, where siRNA can potentially be used to downregulate genes associated with these pathologies.
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