Joel Tune, MBA, says for those peptide therapeutics that meet the necessary criteria, advances in formulation technologies coupled with favorable market dynamics will continue to drive interest across the entire prescription drug spectrum for safe and effective orally administered peptide therapeutics.
Richard Gray, MA, and Pavel Abdulkin, PhD, look at how microfluidics is changing the drug development sector and explore an exciting new non-encapsulating microparticle-based approach that offers “tunable” release of the API.
PERSONALIZED IMMUNOTHERAPY – Off-the-Shelf Personalized Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer: The BriaCell Solution
William V. Williams, MD, Markus Lacher, PhD, and Charles L. Wiseman, MD, explain how there is a clear need for ways to stimulate effective cancer-specific immune responses while avoiding time-consuming and costly individualized manufacturing.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Antisense Drug Shown to Significantly Reduce Triglyceride Levels in Patients With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, MD, provides results from a clinical study indicating antisense technology can result in significant reductions in triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia.
Jaspreet Arora, PhD, Samantha Saville, and Brett Waybrant, PhD, focus on a controlled-release LMP formulation to identify optimum annealing conditions and to better understand the annealing mechanism.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Manufacturing: Drug & Packaging Ensure Safety, Compatibility & Stability
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the key players in the market and where they are focusing their efforts to ensure products are of the highest quality, safe, and easy to use.
Brent Lieffers, Senior Director of Operations, discusses the need for keeping up with trends and technology as an innovative CDMO.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 3, Notable Transactions & Technologies of 2017
In part 3 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, reviews transactions and technologies that provide greater insight into what we can expect in terms of product development and approvals over the next decade.
Pingyun Chen, PhD, describes a rational, fit-for-purpose strategy for solid form screening and selection to ensure a successful yet cost-effective progression of drug candidates from discovery, clinical trials, and commercialization.
Theresa Bankston, PhD, says the fact that many of these therapies are designed for home delivery by patients or caregivers via subcutaneous injection, combined with increasing complexity of longer-acting formulations, larger injection volumes, and longer injection durations, has raised the bar for seamless injection delivery technology.
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Catalent to Open Second Clinical Supply Facility; Enables Broader Integrated Solutions for Global & Local Customers
Catalent Pharma Solutions recently announced its plans to invest $2.5 million in a new, second clinical supply facility in Shanghai, China, due to open in early 2019. When completed, the facility is expected to employ 100 people and will double Catalent’s total clinical storage capacity in China.
PCI Pharma Services, a full-service provider of specialist outsourced drug manufacturing, clinical trial services, and commercial packaging to the global biopharmaceutical industry, recently announced the expansion of its Clinical site at Rockford, IL.
Organovo Holdings, Inc. recently announced it has entered into a cell and tissue clinical sourcing agreement with the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM).
Verona Pharma plc recently announced it has enrolled the last patient in its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the effect of nebulized RPL554 as an add-on to dual therapy using long-acting anti-muscarinic/long-acting beta2-agonists (LAMA/LABA) and triple therapy (LAMA/LABA with an inhaled corticosteroid) in the maintenance treatment of patients with moderate to severe COPD.
Sanofi plans to collaborate with Denali Therapeutics Inc. on the development of multiple molecules with the potential to treat a range of neurological and systemic inflammatory diseases.