EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – BioCare, PharmaCare, MedCare: Datwyler’s New Health Care Offering
Torsten Maschke, CEO of Datwyler Sealing Solutions, speaks about the opportunities and challenges the current healthcare industry poses and how they are met by Datwyler’s strategy and products.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT – To De-Risk Patient Acceptance of Biologic Drugs, Focus Early on Delivery
Jeannie Joughin, PhD, asks what does a pharmaceutical company do when everyone wants more effective new therapies but no one – including third-party payers – wants to pay the price for their development? De-risk the drug development process, in every possible way.
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING – How Advances in Pharmaceutical Packaging Are Better Meeting Patients’ Needs
Detlev Haack, PhD, and Martin Koeberle, PhD, says an industry-wide focus on the design of packaging that can protect user-friendly dosage forms, as well as improve patient compliance and fit into modern consumers’ lifestyles, has resulted in a wide range of primary and secondary packaging solutions.
NANOPARTICLES – A Revolution in the Development of Drug Delivery Vehicles
Tim Leaver explains how his company has developed a proprietary technology for the rapid development of nanoparticles and seamless scale-up for clinical studies and commercial production, and how it is transforming the development and manufacturing of a range of nanoparticle formulations from a hit-and-miss affair to a standardized process, accelerating novel nanomedicines from the bench to the clinic.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Wanted: New Excipients to Meet the Demands of a Challenging Industry
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with some of the leading excipient innovators to find out what types of excipients they are developing, the advantages they offer to formulations, and where they see the industry focusing throughout the next few years.
SPRAY-DRIED DISPERSIONS – Particle Engineering of Spray Dried Dispersions: Considerations for Downstream Processing
Aaron Goodwin, PhD, Alyssa Ekdahl, and Deanna Mudie, PhD, demonstrate the tunability of SDD particle properties and the resulting impact on the powder flow and mechanical properties for tablet manufacturability of a given SDD formulation.
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING – Delivering Market Success & ROI to Pharmaceutical Partners
Mike Schaefers, PhD, and Mike Treadaway say more than ever, contract manufacturing must deliver continuous innovation and flexibility to accommodate the delivery of a wide range of drugs throughout each therapy’s lifecycle.
LYOPHILIZATION – Lyophilization Cycle Development: Lessons Learned & Pitfalls to Avoid
John W. Burke, MS, says that success in lyophilization transfer and scale-up projects depends on a structured approach to information sharing between a pharma company and its CDMO partner, and should include extensive details about the APIs or bulk drug substance characteristics and planned development and clinical programs.
MDI CHARACTERIZATION – Closing the Gap Between In Vitro Test Data & the In-Use Performance for Metered Dose Inhalers
David A. Lewis, PhD, presents experimental data that shows how certain modifications to the Pharmacopoeial test methods used for MDIs may result in data that is more indicative of real-life performance, providing insight that can be used to enhance drug delivery characteristics.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Pfizer CentreOne: The Value of the Embedded-CMO Model
Peter Stevenson, Vice President and General Manager of Pfizer CentreOne, discusses the value and significance of the embedded-CMO model in the biopharmaceutical industry.
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2019 Analytical Testing in Drug Development eBook – Regulations Help Propel Testing Market
This e-Book showcases the various types of services that leading testing companies offer and how they are helping industry comply with regulations to get their products approved and commercialized.
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.
LIPOPHILIC SALTS – Opportunities & Applications in Oral Drug Delivery
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.