SPECIAL FEATURE – Improving Bioavailability & Solubility: Chemical & Physical Modification vs. Formulation Development
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several leading companies to explore chemical and physical modification versus formulation development, and new technologies and techniques for improving bioavailability and solubility.
PRODRUG TECHNOLOGY – Prodrugs for ADHD Treatments: Opportunities & Potential to Fill Unmet Medical Needs
Travis Mickle, PhD, indicates key properties that prodrugs can potentially modify generally fall within one or more of the ADME categories, with the goal being the creation of an NCE that optimizes the performance, utility, and potential life-cycle management of the parent drug.
Daniel de Boer explains how the Axiomer technology, a powerful RNA-editing technique that enables the body to repair itself, is being developed as a next-generation therapeutic option for genetic disorders.
In part 1 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on a global review of 2018 product approvals.
Emer Leahy, PhD, reviews how the SmartCube platform represents a novel approach to discovering the next generation of breakthrough treatments for schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Drug Data Quality & Research
Robert Stanley believes by treating AI as one more tool within a broad data quality toolkit, and by focusing narrowly on specific research and business bottlenecks, it is possible to efficiently bring real practical benefits to research and business.
MULTIPARTICULATE FORMULATIONS – Using Multiparticulate Technology to Develop Pediatric Drug Products
Sven Stegemann, PhD, Matt Shaffer, Samantha Saville, and Jaspreet Arora, PhD, believe as pediatric formulations are expected to continue as a core research area in pharmaceutical technology, MP technologies have the potential to play a key role.
Kai Ma, PhD, Ulrich Wiesner, and Michelle Bradbury, MD, PhD, believe ultra-small sub-10 nm particles hold unique properties and represent an emerging area of investigation for biomedical applications.
Sebby Borriello, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, speaks about the challenges and trends surrounding development of therapies for neurological diseases.
Jim Huang, PhD, and Edward Orton, PhD, say it is critically important CROs or CDMOs that support discovery and preclinical research have the requisite preformulation, formulation, and biopharmaceutics expertise as well as the proprietary methodologies to develop formulations from small quantities of drug candidates for different routes of administration.
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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.