SPECIAL FEATURE – Excipients: Manufacturers Look to Co-Processing as a Way of Improving Functionality
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reports how leading excipient manufacturers are overcoming their own R&D challenges to deliver innovative excipients that address problems associated with both large and small molecules.
Joseph S. Dillon, PhD, MBA, and Lainie Mulvanny discuss the transformation of CNTs into a unique composition of matter, marking a complete departure from the dirty, tangled micron bundles of CNTs that frustrated medical researchers for years.
Don Paul Kovarcik, MBA, and William Wittbold, MS, indicate that while protein therapeutics have enjoyed considerable commercial success throughout the past 3 decades, there still remain formulation and delivery challenges.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Direct Effects™ Cannabinoid Therapy: Medical Cannabis Without Psychoactive & Systemic Effects
Ronald Aung-Din, MD, reports topical CBD is beneficial in treating symptoms of a number of neuropathic and psychiatric conditions. Individual clinical response varied depending on condition treated and on severity and longevity of symptoms, and overall, topical CBD therapy was well tolerated.
Tom Johnson says on the surface, rights management protection may look like another expense and another system to maintain, and while that may be true, it is a critical security component that delivers rapid and significant return on investment.
MICROBIAL PRODUCTION – Cutting-Edge inABLE® Technology: The Key to Cost-Effective Production of a Novel Antimicrobial Peptide With Potential for the Treatment of MRSA
Ian Fotheringham, PhD, and Mathew Upton, PhD, report that Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are an ever-increasing threat to public health, creating an urgent, growing demand for the identification and development of new therapies.
Jean Pierre Wery, President of Crown Bioscience, discusses the requirement for more accurate research models in oncology research, focusing on PDX models that have the ability to more adequately represent the conditions and mechanisms of immunotherapy in human patients.
John A. Bermingham says it is not a matter of IF your business is going to be hacked but WHEN your business is going to be hacked, but the vast majority of businesses in the US do not have any plans in place for such an event.
MANAGEMENT INSIGHT – The Wisdom of Bees: What the Honeybee Can Teach You & Your Company About Making Better Decisions
Derek Hennecke says once we understand what happens in our brains as we weigh our options, we can extrapolate this knowledge and look with fresh eyes at how CDMOs, large pharma, and the industry make decisions.
Lilli Zakarija, MSME, MBA, cautions that while OTS devices are already “developed” and on the market, they should still go through the device development design control process from the perspective of the combination product, and then let the design control process determine if the device meets the specific requirements of the CP.
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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.