Lisa A. Dick, PhD, describes how microneedle technology is being applied in two new transdermal systems using solid and hollow microneedles, which have the ability to deliver small molecules as well as biologics, opening up the potential for self-administration of a broad array of APIs
Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, indicates LOC-based devices are an integration of multiple disciplines and the miniaturization of the major laboratory procedures. Recently, these devices are branching into additional aspects of healthcare, such as drug delivery, stem cell, environmental monitoring, and synthetic biology.
COLORECTAL CANCER MARKET – Targeted & Immune System-Based Therapeutics Emerge as Prominent Treatment Modalities
Barbara Gilmore, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, reports that a vast number and variety of remedies are steadily joining the treatment pipeline for colorectal cancer. High incidence of the disease, unmet clinical needs, and significant commercial potential are attracting drug developers to the market.
Jane C. Andrews, PhD, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, says faced with increasing challenges, such as costly treatments and treatments that are palliative rather than symptomatic, the global healthcare industry today is gradually transforming itself. With few existing therapies capable of curing or significantly changing the course of a disease, healthcare providers are starting to look toward regenerative medicine as a viable alternative.
ALBUMIN MARKET – Global Human Albumin Market: Extra Revenues to Come Through Non-Therapeutic Applications
Aish Vivekanandan, Frost & Sullivan Analyst, reports that human albumin is widely considered as a plasma replacement or expander for therapeutic purposes. However, for over a decade, the healthcare industry has been exploring the use of human albumin as a non-therapeutic substance/excipient for commercial settings.
Matt Wessel, PhD, Tom Reynolds, PhD, Sanjay Konagurthu, PhD, and Marshall Crew, PhD, present a brief overview of the various solubilization technologies, and a high-level strategy to aid in the selection of an appropriate formulation technology.
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff, discuss how the use of preservatives in eye drops is still controversial, but more and more evidence supports the use of unpreserved eye drops for treatment of chronic diseases.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Vetter: Helping Small Biotech Companies Execute a Successful Drug Development Process
Dr. Susanne Resatz, President of Vetter Development Services USA, Inc., discusses the many benefits to small biotech companies in utilizing a full-service CDMO, and what advanced services the Chicago-based facility offers its growing customer base.
ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS – Advanced Drug Delivery for Repositioning Promethazine for Improved Application & Patient Outcomes
Srinivas Tipparaju, PhD, Anastasia Groshev, Danielle Dantuma, et al designed and characterized a formulation of ODTs at three different compression settings to determine the effective formulation for manufacturing rapid-release ODT promethazine tablets.
David Enloe, Althea’s President and CEO, discusses his company’s business strategy, why companies choose Althea, trends in the CMO industry, and how the company is growing since the acquisition of Ajinomoto.
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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.