For each participating company, this section presents a detailed summary highlighting their core technologies, capabilities, technologies, and services.
MACHINE LEARNING – Applying Machine Learning Techniques: Gaining Meaningful Life Sciences Insights From Genomics Data
Lucas Glass explains how the predictive capabilities offered by ML solutions can help pharmaceutical and biotech companies shift focus onto additional experiments — providing an opportunity to catch or generate potential options.
ARMED ONCOLYTIC VIRUSES – Instant Messaging Cancer With a TGF-Beta Trap Carrying Oncolytic Adenovirus
Bryan Oronsky, MD, PhD, says cancer is a systemic disease, the eradication of which heavily depends on immune responses. In his opinion, to overcome impaired immune cell function and, hence, to increase the responsiveness to CIs likely requires a 3-in-1 therapy.
Bridget Ann Martell MA, MD, says leveraging a patented technology that uses the human gut as a drug discovery tool has led to a new class of transformative precision therapeutics that disrupt inflammatory disease triggers — gut exclusive microbial metalloprotease inhibitors (GEMMI).
DRUG DELIVERY – Using the IPEG™ Delivery System to Topically Treat Rare Diseases in Dermatology While Limiting Systemic Absorption
Zachary Rome, Jessica Raiz, MPH, and Alan M. Mendelsohn, MD, are advancing innovative clinical research that is evaluating high-potential, low-risk treatments for rare dermatologic diseases using unique topical vehicles combined with established medications that enable the targeted delivery of therapies to the epidermis and dermis while minimizing systemic absorption.
Dr. Nobu Shimba, CEO and President of Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services US, discusses the company’s recent areas of focus as well as current plans for expansions.
Mike Babics, Vice President, Parenteral Services at Alcami, discusses the company’s recent expansions in formulation and analytical development, manufacturing, release testing, and biostorage of clinical and commercial drug products for both solid dosage and parenteral products.
Dr. Joe Dervan says the unique ability of Versamune® to modulate and enhance numerous critical steps required for an effective clinically relevant immune response and to be combined with targeted antigens found on tumor cells offers several exciting opportunities to treat a variety of cancers.
FORMULATION FORUM – Lipid Nanoparticles: Tackling Solubility Challenges With Lipid-Based Technologies for Oral & Injectable Formulations
Jim Huang, PhD, and Shaukat Ali, PhD, believe as more hydrophobic or brick dust and/or lipophilic or waxy molecules come out of discovery, amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) and lipid based self-emulsifying microemulsions, nanoemulsions, liposomes, and nanoparticles are ideal for oral and injectable formulations.
David Lowe, PhD, Justin Hean, PhD, Dave Carter, PhD, and Antonin de Fougerolles, PhD, say EVs exhibit key properties that make them extremely attractive as therapeutics, particularly their safety profile and potential for low immunogenicity. In order to effectively unlock this potential, some key challenges remain, such as the development of EV product manufacture and characterization methodologies and rapid pharmacokinetics.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
This e-Book showcases the various types of services that leading testing companies offer and how they are helping industry comply with regulations to get their products approved and commercialized.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Oasmia Pharmaceutical: Commercializing Technologies While Pursuing the US Market
Julian Aleksov, Executive Chairman of Oasmia Pharmaceutical, discusses his company’s efforts to enter the US market, its strategy to increase commercial adoption, and why it believes its underlying drug delivery system technology is significant not only within the oncology sector, but the entire pharmaceutical industry.
Hywel Williams, PhD, Annabel Igonin, PhD, David Vodak, PhD, and Hassan Benameur, PhD, believe lipophilic salts are being explored in a number of different areas and one interesting application is their potential to boost API loading in lipid formulations.