SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Designing Simplicity, Safety & Adherence Into One Delivery System
Contributor Cindy Dubin, in this annual report, speaks with industry innovators and takes a deep dive into the myriad injectables that are currently in development or recently introduced to the market.
DELIVERY DEVICE – Aerosol Deposition Characterization of Innovative PureHale® Technology Targeting the Upper Airways
Degenhard Marx, PhD, Fotos Stylianou, PhD, and Stavros Kassinos, PhD, explain how PureHale provides a modern device option for the delivery of a fine mist for a variety of solutions to only the upper respiratory tract without significant deposition in the lungs and lower airways.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – A Quick Approach for Evaluation of Drug-Excipient Compatibility: Case of Acetylsalicylic Acid
Masumi Dave, PhD, and Rollie Fuller monitor in this study ASA hydrolysis in different formulations using UPLC and TAM with the objective of comparing these methods for agreement, speed, and efficiency in predicting drug stability. In parallel, they assess the impact of the excipient choices on the stability of ASA.
GENE THERAPY – Solving the Puzzle: Aligning the Pieces of Gene Therapy & Creating Success for Patients
Sue Washer, MBA, reviews the various elements that must come together in developing safe, effective, and commercially viable viral-based gene therapies.
NASAL SPRAY BIOEQUIVALENCE – Between-Batch Bioequivalence (BBE): An Alternative Statistical Method to Assess In Vitro Bioequivalence of Nasal Product
Jonathan Bodin, Stéphanie Liandrat, Gabriel Kocevar, and Céline Petitcolas explain how one way to prove equivalence, without long and expensive clinical trials, is to conduct in vitro bioequivalence evaluation between the Innovator (Reference product) and the proposed generic (Test product).
DRUG DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE – Poseida Therapeutics: Creating the Next Wave of Cell & Gene Therapies With the Capacity to Cure
Eric M. Ostertag, MD, PhD, CEO of Poseida Therapeutics, discusses the company’s innovative approach to develop safer, more effective, accessible and affordable cell and gene therapies for patients.
DIGITAL CUSTOM PLATFORM – PCI Pharma’s Digital Transformation: Reaching New Levels of Customer Experience
Wayne Hull and Rebecca Coutts, PhD, explain how incorporating digital transformation as core to their company’s business strategy was a decision based on increasing evidence that investment in digital solutions provides real and measurable returns.
Ameya Deshpande, MS, says for APIs that are compatible with HME, careful attention to the formulation quality attributes that include excipient selection, dosage form design, analytical testing, and stability are required to maximize the efficacy and quality of the final product.
Sebastien Cordier, Bruno Morchain, and Estelle Verger review how PremiumCoat combines state-of-the art elastomer formulation with market-proven film-coating technology to create a highly advanced stopper solution.
WEARABLE PLATFORM – Next-Generation Wearable Drug Delivery: Prefilled Devices Provide a Truly Patient-Centric Solution
Mindy Katz says with increasingly positive expectations for the wearable device market to provide an intuitive and user-friendly drug delivery experience, her company continues to optimize its wearable platform solution, investigating new technologies and processes to improve the offerings for patients and providers.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
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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.