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SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: Understanding Critical Attributes Earlier in Development Leads to a More Robust Drug Product

Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with industry leaders on how drug sponsors and CDMOs are collaborating earlier, and highlights how third-party contractors are navigating material shortages and how the industry is shifting to address different therapeutic targets and molecules, such as mRNA.

BIORESORBABLE POLYMERIC MATRICES – Convergence of Materials Science & Drug Development to Treat Challenging ENT Diseases

Maria Palasis, PhD, and Robert Kern, MD, review how The XTreo platform represents a unique and powerful convergence of materials science, drug development, and formulation chemistry, enabling the local delivery of medication to anatomical spaces not accessible by conventional therapeutic approaches.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Catalent: Developing & Delivering Billions of Doses of Drugs Every Year

Alessandro Maselli, President and Chief Operating Officer of Catalent, talks about his company’s unique approach to drug development partnerships as he prepares to become the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2022.

CLINICAL TRIALS SOLUTIONS – Cracking Down on the Rising Costs of Drug Development: How Pinpointing the Complexity of Individual Patients Can Improve Success Rates

Dominique Demolle, PhD, and Erica Smith, PhD, say taking a more holistic, patient-centric approach by considering patients’ individual psychology, perceptions, and beliefs provides drug developers the opportunity to quantify these interpersonal differences between patients and address this source of variability in data analysis and interpretation.