REGULATORY GUIDANCE – Staying on Top of FDA Guidance for Industry – Training Webinars Foster Transparency & Collaboration
Frost & Sullivan recently tuned into three webinars that were considered to be particularly relevant to current hot topics and therapy areas, and then reviews the current trends and needs behind each new or revised guidance document and key insights for potential sponsors.
The saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” always comes to mind when I hear about the challenges facing many companies, particularly…
Kaushik J. Dave, PhD, MBA, and Dragan Cicic, MD, MBA, indicate that alpha-particle emitters, such as bismuth-213 or actinium-225, may be more effective and efficient at killing cancerous cells not currently treated with radiation while simultaneously decreasing nonspecific cytotoxic effects.
Vijendra Nalamothu, PhD, reports that the importance of the right formulation and delivery method in topical pharmaceuticals is critical. It can mean the success or failure of drug substance, and getting the preparation right from the outset saves money and time.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several industry experts who believe there is intense competition to develop cutting-edge therapies and get them through development quickly to take advantage of patent exclusivity. And one of the critical elements in the drug development process is analytical testing.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Interactive Web Tool Helps Innovators Match Formulations to Drug Delivery Technologies
Kurt Nielsen, PhD, explains how an interactive web tool designed to help innovators match formulations to drug delivery challenges allows users to assess multiple oral drug delivery technologies in order to establish which may be the most appropriate for their molecule.
Derek Hennecke says on one side, we have those who argue that technology is advancing so fast we have achieved a second-derivative rate of change. On the other side are those who claim we haven’t seen true innovation since the 1970s. Which is it?
Aish Vivekanandan, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, reports that in the past several years, it seemed that a cry for regulation of LDTs was falling on deaf years at the FDA. However, after a thorough and intricate letter from the Senate and public outcry for regulations, it seems the FDA is finally taking action.
GLOBAL DELIVERY MARKET – Advanced Drug Delivery Systems: mAb, RNAi, & Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier
Kevin James, Shalini Dewan, MS, Kim Lawson, and Usha Nagavarapu believe advances in understanding human biology and diseases are opening new and exciting possibilities in the biotechnology industry. R&D spending, along with increasing competition, patent expiries, and new and emerging technologies will continue to shape growth in this market for the foreseeable future.
Kevin James, Jackson Highsmith, and Paul Evers report the global market for nanoparticles in the life sciences is estimated at over $29.6 billion for 2014. This market is forecast to grow to more than $79.8 billion by 2019, to register a healthy compound annual growth rate of 22%. The biggest increase will come in the area of drug delivery systems.
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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.