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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Croda International Plc, the speciality chemical company that creates high performance ingredients and technologies relied upon by industry and consumers globally, recently announced that it has strengthened its pharmaceutical offering by signing a definitive agreement with Brenntag Nordic A/S to acquire Brenntag Biosector (Biosector).
Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. recently announced the US FDA has cleared the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for a humanized bispecific GD2 antibody.
Quotient Sciences and Druggability Technologies recently announced a collaboration to utilize Quotient’s integrated Translational Pharmaceutics platform to advance the development of DRGT-46, a novel, fast-acting formulation of celecoxib using proprietary super-API compositions developed by DRGT.
Cambrex Corporation recently announced it is investing $1 million at its High Point, NC, site to fit out 1,300 sq ft of analytical laboratory space and plans to hire 9 chemical research and development scientists, as well as 6 analytical research and development scientists pursuant to this project.
Domain Therapeutics recently announced announces a multi-target drug discovery collaboration and licensing agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim on orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) in the Central Nervous System (CNS) disease area.