Vinayak Pathak, MPharm, MBA, indicates after reviewing clinical experiments published in this area, it is evident that formulation design, altering the physico-chemical properties of the drug, addition of absorption enhancers, and mucoadhesive polymers did result in higher bioavailability of drugs in animal models via the nasal route when compared to parenteral administration of the same drug.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the analytical testing services that leading contractors offer aimed at the increasing complexities of today’s pharmaceutical pipelines.
Nathan Barksdale and Elizabeth Hickman, MBA, say there are many articles on the theory and scientific principles underpinning the benefits of ASD, and introduce the reader to the steps involved in the development and manufacturing of an ASD via the spray drying process.
Chris Evans explains how it is important that pharmaceutical companies and their drug delivery system partners proactively address the forgetting curve by rethinking how patients learn to use self-administration systems.
GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY – How CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Will Play a Vital Role in the Future of Human Therapeutics & Drug Discovery
Kevin Holden, PhD, explores how this technology can be utilized in research efforts toward the development of new therapies and how it will play a vital role in the future of biopharma and drug discovery.
Omid Vafa, PhD, MBA, reviews unique technologies, including a transgenic rat platform expressing human heavy chain antibodies, and a state-of-the-art sequence-based discovery engine, to create novel multispecific antibodies for various therapeutic indications.
Stefan Hellbardt, PhD, Guenter Nadler, and Degenhard Marx, PhD, highlight the successful introduction of Aptar’s first CR/SF nasal spray pump and the first dermal dispenser on the US market.
TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED HEALTH – Digitally Connected Health Technologies: Blazing Meaningful Trails in Healthcare
Daniel Spors and Kyle Dolbow, PhD, say the overall digital health market is currently $76 billion, and is estimated to grow at 21%, and this space includes life sciences and medical device companies that are incorporating digital technology into their products and services, such as smart inhalers and remote therapy devices.
Gordon Bates, Head of Chemical Division at Lonza Pharma & Biotech, shares his perspective about industry needs and how strategic acquisitions are enhancing Lonza’s position as a development and manufacturing partner of choice.
OPHTHALMIC SQUEEZE DISPENSER – Eliminating the Need for Additives in Multidose Preservative-Free Eyecare Formulations
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff highlight their company’s Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser (OSD), a multi-dose dropper that relies solely on mechanical measures to prevent microbial contamination of the bottle content.
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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.