Drug Delivery

EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Delivering Gastric-Resistant Functionality Via a Colorless Top Coat

Philip J. Butler and Thorsten Cech investigate the gastric-resistant functionality obtained by applying a clear, two-component MAE coating formulation onto a tablet sub-coated with a pigmented instant-release coating and investigate the impact of hydrophilic and lipophilic plasticizers on the film characteristics of MAE-based coating formulations.

THERAPEUTIC FOCUS: Sufentanil NanoTab Technology: Revolutionizing Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Pamela P. Palmer, MD, PhD; examines how AcelRx’s system can deliver the benefits of PCA in terms of patient pain relief and satisfaction while reducing both drug and device safety risks as well as the overall complexity of pain management, thus reducing both drug and device safety risks as well as the overall complexity of pain management, thus reducing the cost burden on the healthcare system.

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