FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Overcoming Early Phase Development Challenges & Optimizing Formulations With a Minimal Amount of API
ABSTRACT Softgel is a proven and effective delivery technology for poorly soluble drugs and can incorporate a wide range of fill formulations to optimize the…
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several excipient manufacturers who share their insights about the role excipients play in formulating and manufacturing drugs for improved bioavailability, solubility, and delivery.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Croda: Understanding & Addressing the Purity Needs of the Pharmaceutical Market
Dr. Andrew Kaziska, Health Care Applications Manager at Croda Inc, discusses his company’s Super Refining technology and the benefits of excipient purity in drug formulations.
Oksana Tsinman, Konstantin Tsinman, PhD, and Shaukat Ali, PhD, describe the application of a hydrophilic polymeric solubilizer in solid dispersions of a model drug carbamazepine. The scope of this study is limited to understanding of hydrophilic polymers and their behaviors on amorphous dispersions.
EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Elution of Dexamethasone Acetate Into Buffered Saline Solution Through a Silicone Elastomer Using Excipients
Brian Reilly, Mustafa Al-Azzam, and Robert Kivlin measure the elution rate of DMA from a cured silicone matrix into a physiological environment with the goal of understanding the influence of load level and the use of excipients in DMA delivery through a cured silicone matrix.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Solubilization Technologies: Part III of III
Marshall Crew, PhD, President & CEO, Agere Pharmaceuticals, Inc., concludes his multiple-part series discussing today’s most challenging issues in solubility.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Solubilization Technologies: Part II of III
Marshall Crew, PhD, President & CEO, Agere Pharmaceuticals, Inc., continues his multiple-part series discussing today’s most challenging issues in solubility.
Edward T. Maggio, PhD, examines how alkylsaccharides offer exciting prospects for novel formulations, providing non-invasive delivery, stabilization, and immunogenicity reduction for biotherapeutic products, resulting in broader patient acceptance and compliance and an increase in their acceptance as viable commercial pharmaceuticals.
Mark Perkins, PhD, reviews some of the important factors involved, and highlights the advantages of including recombinant human albumin to stabilize protein therapeutics with reference to a recent case study.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Solubilization Technologies: Part I of III
In the past two columns, The Second Quadrant focused on excipients and the roles they play in the quest to overcome bioavailability challenges of poorly…
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Meridian Bioscience, Inc. recently announced that following the successful release of the Lyo-Ready qPCR Mix, Meridian is proud to introduce its next-generation lyophilization-ready mixes for one-step RT-qPCR.
ABITEC Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty lipids, continues to develop products that meet the ever-evolving demands of the pharmaceutical industry.
MilliporeSigma and Roche recently announced they have agreed to renew their current distribution agreement for the Biochemical Reagents and Kapa Biosystems product portfolios, as well as select qPCR & Nucleic Acid Purification products.
Croda International Plc, the speciality chemical company that creates high performance ingredients and technologies relied upon by industry and consumers globally, recently announced that it has strengthened its pharmaceutical offering by signing a definitive agreement with Brenntag Nordic A/S to acquire Brenntag Biosector (Biosector).
Evonik, a global leader for functional excipients used in oral solid dosage forms, recently announced the launch of an advanced combination polymer for enteric coatings.