SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Wearables, Connectivity & Patient-Centric Designs Empower Self-Administration
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights the innovation in injection devices – from wearables to connectivity to varied dose administration – that have occurred in the past year.
DEVICE DESIGN – Autoinjector Design Adjustment to Control Needle Insertion & Initial Injection Speed – Could This Positively Impact Drug Delivery?
Pascal Dugand, Thomas Megard, and Séverine Duband explain how controlling the needle insertion speed can reduce the shock on the prefilled syringe, which can reduce the risk of glass breakage, and will allow a smooth transition to syringe emptying.
Megan Lan, MBA, MA, and Patrick Le Gal say delivery system manufacturers need to use methodologies and tools to manage conflicting requirements and to offer delivery solutions that balance performance, robustness, and usability while delivering higher volume or viscosity biologics.
Daniel J. O’Connor believes a trigger mechanism that can turn cold tumors hot can help researchers set their focus on delivering potentially life-saving drugs directly to core of a cancerous tumor.
Fabrice Navarro, PhD, summarizes recent disappointing clinical trial results for HIV vaccines and reports on CEA-Leti’s new approach based on engineered lipid nanoparticles that deliver p24 (a viral protein that optimizes the CpG adjuvant’s effect) with pinpoint accuracy.
THERANOSTICS – The Outlook for the Theranostic Radionuclide Approach to Neuroendocrine Tumors & Other Cancers
Eric P. Krenning, MD, PhD, and Rachel Levine provide a review of the evolution and development of theranostics, in general, citing the theranostic radionuclide approach to the management of neuroendocrine tumors to highlight this evolving modality.
Bob Ward, Chairman and CEO at Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, discusses nonsense mutations and how his company’s goal is to bring safe and effective therapies to children and adults suffering from genetic diseases as quickly as possible.
Respiratory Drug Development eBook – Increased Focus on Respiratory Drug & Device Development Makes Treatment More Personal
This e-Book highlights some of the innovators and innovations in the respiratory sector, addresses the importance of end users in the device development process, and presents recent advancements in improving patient adherence.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: CDMOs Shift to Offer More Specialized Services
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several innovative CDMOs to discuss their formulation development and manufacturing capabilities (as well as shifting strategies) for bio/pharma companies of all sizes.
Iain MacGilp, PhD, says the path to delivering stable, apparently simple solution, suspension, or emulsion formulations is multi-faceted and requires a constant focus on key control measures through pre-formulation development to commercialization.
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.