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.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Important Considerations in the Delivery of Large-Volume & Viscous Drugs
Kevin Cancelliere, MS, believes that as the trend toward self-administration continues, the need for careful consideration of primary container design, interaction with the drug product, method of administration, and end-user needs becomes even more critical.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – IntelliCap: An Intelligent, Electronic Capsule for Oral Drug Delivery & Development
Jeff Shimizu and Christoph Wanke, PhD, indicate electronic smart pills represent an emerging area with great potential for growth. Already established in the diagnostic area, the next move is into monitoring and drug delivery.
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.
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Georges Bouille provide an overview and discussion of the benefits of using intranasal saline, and a range of different devices on the market allowing administration into the nose.
Alan Shortall indicates that following a period of relative industry stability defined by peripheral innovation, a converging series of external and internal forces are set to reshape the prefilled syringe industry so that it will better serve the emerging needs of pharmaceutical companies, patients, and other stakeholders across the continuum of care.
Kate Farmer, PhD, MBA; Kate Farrell, MEng; Andy Pidgeon; and Anna Rickard, PhD; provide some insight into the reasons behind the low levels of compliance and focus not only on the patient, but consider what the healthcare industry could be doing to tackle the problems.
Gerallt Williams, PhD, takes a look at the market forces driving DPI innovation and focuses on a novel solution that has simplicity at the heart of its design, and which hopes to address the growing pressure to reduce healthcare costs, as well as the needs of new markets, arising from emerging economies in South America, India, and China.
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