Josef Bossart, PhD, introduces, in a series of short articles, a qualitative model to help understand and visualize the potential of a product with prescribers, patients, and payors. This simple model can help weed out product ideas that may at first glance seem attractive but offer little potential in the real world.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Analytical Testing: Innovative Drugs Spike Demand for Advanced Analysis
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin asked some of the key analytical testing providers to describe their offerings in several key areas and what advanced analytical testing techniques they can offer to pharma clients.
Jim Huang, PhD, discusses how understanding key biopharmaceutical properties in relationship to drug absorption and elimination plays a critical role in successful design of CR dosage forms from discovery to first-in-human with a shorter timeline and lower development costs.
Tilman Roedle says variation in tub packaging continues to create financial and operational challenges for the entire downstream supply chain, and it’s time for the industry to align on packaging configuration requirements that make tubs fully processable on automated lines.
MULTI-PARTICULATE MANUFACTURING – How Does Experiment Design Affect Multi-Particulates Manufacturing?
Namrata Vora, MS, Danica Cartwright, Karthikeyan Selvaraj, MPharm, and Ryan Larmon, MS, discuss how the careful application of design of experiment studies is an invaluable tool in proving the design space of complex formulations and manufacturing processes.
Richard Vellacott, CEO of BiologIC Technologies, discusses his company’s unique technology and its applications in the future of medicine and wider fields of synthetic biology.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – The Role of Excipient Selection in the Development of Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Torkel Gren, PhD, reviews the benefits that orally disintegrating products can bring to patients and developers and assesses the impact that excipient selection can have on the development of successful products.
Lindsay A. Rosenwald, MD, Chairman, President, and CEO of Fortress Biotech, discusses how his medical and financial knowledge come together to find successful drug candidates, the company’s partnership model, and the inefficiencies he sees in the biotech industry.
TURNAROUND CASE STUDY – A Pharma Industry Outsider’s Perspective – Turning Around the “ABCDMO” Company
Paul Fioravanti, MBA, MPA, presents a case study on how he successfully turned around a failing CDMO that grew rapidly from one production location to eight in just 4 years, but was just few weeks away from running out of cash.
BIOSIMILAR DEVELOPMENT – Biosimilars: The Process & Quality System Approach to Clinical Applications
Kaiser Aziz, PhD, addresses biosimilar developments and future innovations with an emphasis placed on quality system approaches to the development and availability of new biosimilar products.
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.