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PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY – Predictive Medicine, Biomarkers & the Multiple Unmet Needs in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Joe G.N. Garcia, MD, and Stan Miele believe the unmet need in ARDS is to identify reliable, validated ARDS biomarkers that minimize ARDS heterogeneity and allow for stratification of subject selection for enrollment in clinical trials of tailored therapies. Combined with a more streamlined drug-approval process, biomarker- and genotype-based treatment of specific ARDS endotypes has never been as within reach as it is today.

BATCH RELEASE – The Business Case for Reinventing Batch Release

Aparna Seksaria reviews how for pharmaceutical companies — and pharma supply chains — to bring safe, commercial-ready products to market quickly and profitably, and for them to meet growing demand for highly personalized, batch-size-one types of products, it’s critical that they take steps to de-risk and speed up processes like batch release, and do so without compromising quality, safety or the bottom line.

SPECIAL FEATURE – Solubility & Bioavailability: Utilizing Enabling Technologies

Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several leading companies on how they are using innovative technologies, such as lipid nanoparticles to achieve a high drug loading, combining anti-solvent continuous crystallization with micro-mixing technology to control crystallization and reduce crystal size, and how a robotic capsule can improve bioavailability in the range of 47% to 78%.

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