Laurie L. Sullivan and Shalini Shahani Dewan, MS, believe technological advancements, the rising incidence of cancer, and an increasing demand for biologic therapies are all factors driving growth in the global ADC market.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Applying the HIV Treatment Model to Hepatitis B – Can a Cocktail Provide a Cure?
James Sapirstein, RPh, says in the ongoing search for a cure to hepatitis B, experts now believe that combining different drugs into a single regimen can work together against HBV and will be the most likely way to achieve a cure.
Dr. William “Bill” Williams, MD, President and CEO of BriaCell Therapeutics, discusses the value of targeted immunotherapies in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Rosamund Round says most companies know they need to make trials more patient-friendly, but few have access to the tools and methodologies to transform their protocol design process. Fortunately, thoughtfully applied common sense practices can create better patient experiences and more robust trials.
AAPS BRIEF – Personalized Medicines for Oral Drug Delivery Devices: Definitely NOT Your Father’s Tablets
Christopher McCurdy, PhD, explains how the incorporation of 3D printing technology, made a reality with the approval of the first 3D-printed pharmaceutical by Aprecia, increased the research and interest around 3D printed formulations, and now, highly sophisticated tablets are being developed.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reviews some of the innovative and novel technologies developers are deploying to make self-injection easier and improve patient adherence.
CONTROLLED RELEASE – Informed Selection of Modified-Release Technologies Provides Simpler Oral Dose Regimens
Ronak Savla, PhD, reviews some of the physicochemical and biopharmaceutical characteristics of drugs and how they influence creation of a controlled drug delivery formulation.
Lev Gerlovin and Pascale Diesel, PharmD, believe there is significant evidence to indicate that we are entering a golden age of gene and cell therapy development, and while industry works to advance these programs, the debate over new approaches in both structuring and financing clinical research is likely to continue.
LIPID-BASED DELIVERY – Advanced Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems: Solid Lipid Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Lipid Carriers
John K. Tillotson, RPh, PhD, believes increased research and development of these drug delivery platforms will continue to advance therapeutic efficacy and safety for emerging difficult-to-deliver actives.
William Boomershine, PhD, explains how high-resolution mass spectrometry is a key component to the characterization of novel biologics and biosimilars.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
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.