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.
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.
Alan Shortall believes with dual-chamber syringes and other emerging device technologies now addressing key market requirements for intuitive reconstitution and injection, the pharmaceutical market for therapies suitable for reconstitution and mixing at the point of delivery is poised for significant rates of growth.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights in this annual report that new devices are coming to market that not only address the trends of home care and a need for delivering larger doses, but are also cleaning up the spotty reputation of early stage devices.
Lawrence Acquarulo, PhD, indicates an increased availability of certain medical materials could create a new wave in the development of precision devices to reach smaller areas deeper within the body.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Transdermal, Topical & Subcutaneous Drug Delivery: Extending Pipelines & Improving Self-Administration
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin explores how the movement of home care and self- administration is pushing the development of this growing sector in drug delivery.
Drug Development Executive: Donald E. Morel, Jr., PhD, Chairman and CEO, West, discusses how the company works closely with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to deliver life-changing therapies safely and effectively to patients.
George Perkins believes that by addressing the stigma and usability issues of self-administered injections, it is possible to make them the more attractive method for the administration of drugs in various scenarios.
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