2017 GLOBAL DRUG DELIVERY & FORMULATION REPORT – Notable Technologies, Approvals, Transactions, Pipelines & Perspectives
This third annual report, a collaborative effort between team members at Drug Development & Delivery and PharmaCircle, provides a look back at 2016 in terms of approvals and developments in the area of drug delivery and formulation. The report continues to cover the following significant key points of interest, with the belief that understanding the past, even the recent past, can provide insights to what is possible.
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.
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.
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.
EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Solvent-Less Film Coatings: New Ethylcellulose Grade Enables Rapid Dry Powder Coating
Nick Grasman and Paula Garcia Todd, MS, present ETHOCEL HP as an innovative new product that helps customers increase productivity while still maintaining the advantages of Dow manufactured ETHOCEL, such as tight viscosity, narrow ethoxyl distribution, and reduced fiber content.
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.
Peter Stevenson, Vice President and General Manager of Pfizer CentreOne, discusses the value and significance of the embedded-CMO model in the biopharmaceutical industry.
CONTROLLED RELEASE – Leveraging Precision Particle Fabrication® Technology to Create Patient-Friendly Dosage Forms
Cory Berkland, PhD, and Nathan Dormer, PhD, review how controlled-release powders offer a flexible and efficient approach to addressing a multitude of patient populations, while also improving compliance.
MARKET BRIEF – Preferences for Targeted Therapies & Patient-Centric Approaches Drive Transformations in Oncology Drug Delivery Market
Frost & Sullivan Analyst Piyush Bansal says although chemotherapy has been successfully used for inhibiting cell growth throughout the past few decades, the side effects of chemotherapy have forced researchers to look for some alternative drugs (and how to effectively deliver them) for all types of cancer.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Scioto Biosciences recently announced the closing of a strategic investment of up to $26.5 million from Genome & Company and other investors to join in an upcoming tranche….
Protalix BioTherapeutics & Chiesi Global Rare Diseases Announce US FDA Acceptance of Biologics License Application
Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. together with its development and commercialization partner Chiesi Global Rare Diseases recently announced the US FDA has accepted the Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted….
MyoKardia, Inc. and LianBio recently announced they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize….
GigaGen Announces Publication of Research Describing a New Class of Drugs, Recombinant Hyperimmunes, Including its Novel COVID-19 Therapy, GIGA-2050
GigaGen presents a novel technology for producing a new class of drug, which it calls recombinant hyperimmunes…..
Biogen Inc. and Denali Therapeutics Inc. recently announced they have signed a binding agreement to co-develop and co-commercialize Denali’s small molecule inhibitors of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) for….