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FORMULATION FORUM – Lipid Nanoparticles: Tackling Solubility Challenges With Lipid-Based Technologies for Oral & Injectable Formulations

Jim Huang, PhD, and Shaukat Ali, PhD, believe as more hydrophobic or brick dust and/or lipophilic or waxy molecules come out of discovery, amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) and lipid based self-emulsifying microemulsions, nanoemulsions, liposomes, and nanoparticles are ideal for oral and injectable formulations.

EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES – Engineering Extracellular Vesicles to Create Next-Generation Therapeutics

David Lowe, PhD, Justin Hean, PhD, Dave Carter, PhD, and Antonin de Fougerolles, PhD, say EVs exhibit key properties that make them extremely attractive as therapeutics, particularly their safety profile and potential for low immunogenicity. In order to effectively unlock this potential, some key challenges remain, such as the development of EV product manufacture and characterization methodologies and rapid pharmacokinetics.

PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY – The Evolution of Cancer Vaccines: Moving Beyond Failure & a New Era for Cancer Treatment

Jeremy R. Graff, PhD, says new studies show promising data with the use of mRNA-based vaccines and the injection of nanoparticles into regional lymph nodes to achieve disease stabilization. This has led to a potentially groundbreaking era of therapeutic cancer vaccines thanks to discoveries in identifying truncal targets, targeting tumor neoantigens and, notably, developing improved delivery technologies that stimulate a robust, targeted, and persistent immune response.