WEARABLE PLATFORM – Next-Generation Wearable Drug Delivery: Prefilled Devices Provide a Truly Patient-Centric Solution

Mindy Katz says with increasingly positive expectations for the wearable device market to provide an intuitive and user-friendly drug delivery experience, her company continues to optimize its wearable platform solution, investigating new technologies and processes to improve the offerings for patients and providers.

DRY-POWDER THERAPEUTICS – Respiration Inspiration: Local Treatment of Lung Cancer by Dry-Powder Inhaler

Philip Kuehl, PhD, and Kimberly B. Shepard, PhD, describe the formulation and manufacturing considerations for development of dry-powder therapeutics for local treatment of lung cancer. Two case studies are presented in which two approved drugs are successfully formulated for DPI administration to the lung.

INHALATION DELIVERY – Inhaled Drug Development: Optimizing Delivery

Sandy Munro, PhD, Nikki Willis, and Geraldine Venthoye, PhD, believe selecting the delivery device/platform on the basis of patient needs, nature of disease, and opportunities for accelerating the proof-of-concept or early clinical stages by using fast-to-clinic approaches can help to accelerate the project through later-stage development by combining the approach with seamless scalability, designing in manufacturability, and an appropriate manufacturing strategy.

BIOSIMILAR DEVELOPMENT – Guidance on Biosimilar Interchangeability: The Debate Over Drug Delivery Devices

Darren Mansell says as early experience in following this guidance has recently matured, some issues have arisen that may impede best available outcomes for patients, one of which is the question of whether “interchangeability” guidance may stifle innovation (and therefore improved patient experience) in drug delivery devices.