CONTAINER CLOSURE SYSTEMS – Application & Effectiveness of Daikyo Crystal Zenith® Container Closure Systems for Radiopharmaceuticals
Lloyd Waxman, PhD, and Vinod Vilivalam, PhD, believe a more promising application has been to label mAbs with a positron emitter for use in understanding the in vivo behavior and efficacy of targeted drugs in individual patients and for more effective drug development.
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.
Sam de Costa, PhD, believes the launch of two stabilization and drug delivery platforms that have the potential to revolutionize the delivery of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics, while significantly cutting costs, has attracted sharp interest from pharmaceutical and biotech companies around the world.
Drug Development Executive: Andreas Schütte, Member of the Management Board, Plastics & Devices Division, discusses his important role in Gerresheimer’s divisional restructuring process, and how he is convinced the new structure better reflects customer requirements.
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.
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.
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