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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.

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.

EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES – Engineering Extracellular Vesicles to Create Next-Generation Therapeutics

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.