Tom Reynolds, PhD, Matt Wessel, PhD, Sanjay Konagurthu, PhD, and Marshall Crew, PhD, report that computational methods, such as QM and MD simulations, are playing an ever-expanding role in drug discovery and development, and transforming advances in drug development at all stages.
Kathryn A. Lee, PhD; Markus Lankers, PhD; and Oliver Valet, PhD, discuss various aspects with regard to microscopic particle counting, sizing, and identification using Raman, laser-induced breakdown, and IR spectroscopies, and how these techniques can help accurately identify particles.
Rick Pauls, MBA, says treatment of ischemic strokes hinges on getting tPA into the patient within just few hours of the stroke occurring, but getting to the hospital quickly requires a great deal of luck, and anything that buys the patient more time is worth pursuing.
Dr. Stephan Kutzer, CEO, President, and Chairman of Alcami, discusses his company’s business strategy, outsourcing trends, how the company meets the growing needs of customers, and why companies choose Alcami.
Not every product, technology, or service is intended for international trade. But then again, not every business is intended to stay at home either. So…
The Global Formulation Report in this issue provided some interesting data on what has been happening in a number of key sectors over the past year. We thought it would be intriguing to hear what some of your colleagues said surprised them most.
Lilli Zakarija, MSME, MBA, explains that in order to conduct a successful V&V on the intended combination product, the key is to understand that the V&V testing is not an isolated activity and task.
Roelof Rongen, MBA, MS, indicates drugs for serious fungal and microbial infections currently require IV administration at doses associated with significant toxicity. Orally administered, encochleated formulations of a broad-spectrum of fungicidal and anti-microbial medications may provide delivery of anti-infective drugs at therapeutic levels while minimizing drug-associated side effects.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Excipients: Manufacturers Look to Co-Processing as a Way of Improving Functionality
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reports how leading excipient manufacturers are overcoming their own R&D challenges to deliver innovative excipients that address problems associated with both large and small molecules.
Joseph S. Dillon, PhD, MBA, and Lainie Mulvanny discuss the transformation of CNTs into a unique composition of matter, marking a complete departure from the dirty, tangled micron bundles of CNTs that frustrated medical researchers for years.
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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.