GLOBAL REPORT – 2019 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 3, Notable Drug Delivery & Formulation Transactions & Technologies of 2019
In part 3 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle, in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on several notable drug delivery and formulation transactions and technologies.
Contributor Cindy Dubin speaks with several leading excipient manufacturers on how their excipient offerings are improving drug release, solubility, taste, physical characteristics, viscosity, and more for a range of molecules.
Jim Huang, PhD, says with ever increasing percentage of water-insoluble or low permeable new therapeutic entities among drug pipelines, lipid-based delivery systems, together with other main delivery technologies, have become an important tool for the development of those compounds.
THERAPEUTIC PEPTIDES – Continuous Manufacturing of Peptides Could Speed Up Development, Reduce Costs & Improve Quality
Jens Bukrinski, PhD, MSc, says the high-quality, high-process consistency between manufacturing runs and the in-line PAT analytics of the μLOT platform will enable unprecedented robustness of the manufacturing process, significantly retiring the risk of failure to supply due to non-scalability of the manufacturing process.
CANNABINOID THERAPY – NeuroDirect Effects(TM) CBD: Non-Systemic Cannabidiol for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ronald Aung-Din, MD, says NeuroDirect Effects Technology CBD is particularly attractive in this population as it utilizes the body’s own ECS, and in utilizing a non-systemic therapeutic mechanism, there is less likelihood for long-term negative effects in developing brains of children.
Srinivasan Shanmugam, PhD, says due to advancements in the science behind OTF design, as well as the predicted increase in OTF market valuation, this drug delivery system is becoming increasingly popular.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Tedor Pharma, Inc.: A Strategy Shift to Serve Both Generic & Branded Companies
Doug Drysdale, President & CEO of Tedor Pharma, Inc., discusses the FLEXITAB technology, his strategy for managing a shift in business model, and how Tedor is addressing the needs of small- and medium-size companies developing innovative and repurposed small molecules for unmet medical needs.
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING – How Life Sciences Companies Are Leveraging NLP From Molecule to Market
Jane Z. Reed, PhD, MA, discusses some of the challenges facing pharma researchers and executives; the benefit NLP can bring; and some specific customer-use cases (covering patent landscaping, gene disease associations, access to safety silos, and more).
Josef Bossart, PhD, analyzes the development and review times of the US FDA’s new drug approvals (NDA and BLA) for the period of 2010 through 2018.
Rose Joachim, PhD, indicates that while a wide variety of OTC therapies exist for the temporary abatement of AR symptoms, allergen-specific immunotherapy is the only truly disease-modifying therapy available for AR.
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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.