ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Getting It Right: The Importance of End-User Research in the Design of a New Drug Delivery System
Chris Evans believes that designing a drug delivery system that will truly resonate with patients requires insight into the unique experiences of those users by conducting research that will drive innovation in the design and development process to create a solution that works in a variety of situations.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with some of the leading companies operating in the injectables arena, and discovers this ever-evolving sector is witnessing some very specific and eye-opening trends that are affecting the market’s growth.
Peter Sagona, MS, Rómulo Romero, MS, and Adam Breeland report that biological systems are entering the market place at an increased rate, and thus focus on the importance of designing a primary container system (prefilled syringe) for the minimization of oxygen exposure to the drug product.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently interviewed several topical, transdermal, and subcutaneous product manufacturers to find out how they are working with patients and physicians to develop delivery systems that meet their needs for comfort, compliance, and more effective delivery.
Drug Development Executive: Cindy R. Kent, VP & General Manager of 3M DDSD, discusses her vision for the company and how developing trends are impacting the players in the pharmaceutical industry.
Wilfried Andrä, PhD, Pieter Saupe, and Matthias E. Bellemann, PhD, indicate the greatest obstacle on the road to targeted drug delivery in the GI tract was, until now, the lack of a practicable method to localize the capsule.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Incorporating Patient-Centric Design Into a Novel Anti-Needlestick Safety Device
Sarah Baer, MBA, says the market for biotechnology drugs continues to grow, and there is a need for pharmaceutical companies to offer injection devices that support both the complex properties of the biologic as well as the needs of the end-user who will be performing the injection.
Drug Development Executive: Steven Damon, Founder of 4P Therapeutics, discusses his vision for the company and how 4P intends to create new and innovative transdermal products that meet the needs of patients, physicians, and payers.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing – Product Differentiation Is Critical
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several of these suppliers and manufacturers about the importance of customization and differentiation as the key to pharma companies staying competitive in the prefilled syringe space.
CONTAINER CLOSURE SYSTEMS – Application & Effectiveness of Daikyo Crystal Zenith® Container Closure Systems for Radiopharmaceuticals
Lloyd Waxman, PhD, and Vinod Vilivalam, PhD, believe a more promising application has been to label mAbs with a positron emitter for use in understanding the in vivo behavior and efficacy of targeted drugs in individual patients and for more effective drug development.
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Hovione Technology, a specialist in development of innovative inhalation device technology, recently announced it has secured global rights to develop and commercialize a new ultra-affordable, multi-use blister-based dry powder inhaler patented by inventor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Beller.
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.
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the US FDA granted approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 300 mg/3 mL (100 mg/mL) Multiple Dose Vial (MDV).
Aptar Pharma recently announce that its Bidose nasal spray device was recently approved by the US FDA for a breakthrough therapy in the field of depression.
For pharma and biotech companies both large and small, the challenges involved in the fill and finish process of drugs for clinical development and scale-up continue to present new challenges.