SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Biologics Present a New Set of Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with leading syringe developers and contract manufacturers to discuss how they are overcoming industry challenges and provides a look at some of the innovative advancements in prefilled syringe technology.
Roger Kurinsky, Senior Vice President of Tubular Glass Americas talks about recent strategy shifts, the importance of the US pharma market, and how Gerresheimer’s investments in the US can benefit pharma companies.
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS – New Deep-Drawn Alufoil Container Solves Crucial Packaging Issues for Vital Pharmaceutical Products
Georg Buchinger and Cora Helberg show how the adoption of aluminum containers for pharmaceutical products is a natural evolution of a technology used by packaging leaders since the 1990s, and an ideal prophylactic measure for the growing needs of demanding pharma customers.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – How Data Hubs & Smart Devices Are Enabling the Rise of Therapeutic Ecosystems
Stephen Allan discusses how unique collaborations between tech and biotech reflect a new paradigm in how therapeutics are being commercialized and marketed under the new pay-for-performance healthcare model.
Michael Hooven, CEO of Enable Injections, discusses his vision for the company and how it intends to create marketleading biologics delivery devices that meet the most pressing needs of pharmaceutical companies while enabling easy patient self-administration for significant cost-savings.
Kevin James and Kevin Gainer of BCC Research indicate the development of the market for combination products is closely related to the drug delivery systems sector, which represents a vast area of research and the demand for sophisticated drug delivery devices behind many novel product developments.
Kevin James and Shalini S. Dewan of BCC Research believe eliminating the risk of contamination is the greatest challenge faced by manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals, and currently, this requires high-level monitoring of critical manufacturing processes. Single-use technology aids biopharmaceutical manufacturers in overcoming this challenge by reducing or eliminating the need for sterilization between batches, thereby improving operational efficiency.
Lisa A. Dick, PhD, describes how microneedle technology is being applied in two new transdermal systems using solid and hollow microneedles, which have the ability to deliver small molecules as well as biologics, opening up the potential for self-administration of a broad array of APIs
Samuel D. Trohman, MBA, Joey L. Glassco, Elena Draganoiu, PhD, and Carey Boyum present developmental and commercial examples of non-biodegradable drug-eluting devices, along with the versatile properties of thermoplastic polyurethanes for the development of effective drug delivery systems.
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff, discuss how the use of preservatives in eye drops is still controversial, but more and more evidence supports the use of unpreserved eye drops for treatment of chronic diseases.
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Peter Soelkner says there will always be a wide variety of trends influencing our industry and we see no reason why this will not continue well into the future.