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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
In direct response to the rapid growth of the recently launched Human Factors + (HF+) program, Noble, an Aptar Pharma company, recently announced the….
Stevanato Group & Corning Incorporated Sign Licensing Agreement to Offer Corning Valor Glass Vials in Presterilized SG EZ-fill Packaging Configuration
Stevanato Group recently announced a licensing agreement with Corning Incorporated to offer a combined solution that will provide biopharmaceutical companies with improved levels of….
Phillips-Medisize Unveils Aria Smart Autoinjector Platform to Drive Innovation & Sustainability in Digital Drug Delivery
Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company and leader in drug delivery, diagnostic, and MedTech devices, recently unveiled the Aria Smart Autoinjector platform to unlock innovation, differentiation, and sustainability in the digital drug-delivery device market….
Nemera’s Preservative-Free Multi-Dose Eyedropper Approved in Brazil for Aché’s NSAIDs & Dry Eye Formulations
Nemera is excited to announce that its multidose eye dropper Novelia has been approved by ANVISA for the preservative-free formulations CLILON  (Ketorolac 0,4% and 0,5%), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug….
With SensAIR, Gerresheimer presents for the first time a new platform for on-body infusion pumps that can deliver drugs of higher viscosity, such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), with precise dosing and safety….