LIPID-BASED DELIVERY – Advanced Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Systems: Solid Lipid Nanoparticles & Nanostructured Lipid Carriers
John K. Tillotson, RPh, PhD, believes increased research and development of these drug delivery platforms will continue to advance therapeutic efficacy and safety for emerging difficult-to-deliver actives.
William Boomershine, PhD, explains how high-resolution mass spectrometry is a key component to the characterization of novel biologics and biosimilars.
DRUG DELIVERY – Targeted Delivery of Submicron Particle Cancer Chemotherapy: Helping Shift the Immunotherapy Paradigm
Marc A. Iacobucci says that with much attention and research investment into IOT, NanOlogy is shaping a new paradigm for cancer treatment by attempting to improve the safety and effectiveness of tried and true CT through local delivery.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: CDMOs Are Innovating for 21st-Century Medicine
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with some of the industry’s leading CDMOs about the innovations they are developing for next-generation patient care, and how many are making investments that are enabling them to offer more services under one roof.
GLOBAL REPORT – 2017 Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Report: Part 4, The Drug Delivery & Formulation Pipeline
In the final installment of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, provides a pipeline review and analysis (centered on drug delivery and formulation products) looking forward and back 5 years for a total of 10 years.
David S. Johnson, PhD, provides a unique insight into immune dysregulation through a proprietary technology known as Surge – a platform that quickly characterizes every cell in complex immune systems so that natural immune repertoires can be translated into medical treatments.
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.
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Passage Bio recently debuted with a $115.-million Series A financing led by OrbiMed Advisors and joined by Frazier Healthcare Partners, Versant Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners, Vivo Capital and Lilly Asia Ventures.
DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc. recently announced it has initiated dosing patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a Phase Ib clinical study evaluating DM199.
Codexis Announces Nestlé Health Science Exercises Option for Exclusive Global License: Triggers Milestone
Codexis, Inc. recently announced that Nestlé Health Science has exercised its option to obtain an exclusive license for the global development and commercialization of Codexis’ novel, orally delivered enzyme CDX-6114 for the management of phenylketonuria (PKU), an orphan metabolic disorder.
West recently announced it has commenced discussions with two companies regarding the use of West’s proprietary SmartDose drug delivery platform for complex molecules.
uniQure N.V. recently announced it treated the first patient in its HOPE-B pivotal trial of AMT-061, an investigational AAV5-based gene therapy incorporating the patent-protected FIX-Padua variant for the treatment of patients with severe and moderately severe hemophilia B.