Wilfried Andrä, PhD, Pieter Saupe, and Matthias E. Bellemann, PhD, indicate the greatest obstacle on the road to targeted drug delivery in the GI tract was, until now, the lack of a practicable method to localize the capsule.
EXCIPIENT UPDATE – Elution of Dexamethasone Acetate Into Buffered Saline Solution Through a Silicone Elastomer Using Excipients
Brian Reilly, Mustafa Al-Azzam, and Robert Kivlin measure the elution rate of DMA from a cured silicone matrix into a physiological environment with the goal of understanding the influence of load level and the use of excipients in DMA delivery through a cured silicone matrix.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Diffusion of Innovation & the Adoption of Solubilization Technologies: Observations of Trends & Catalysts
Marshall Crew, PhD, says that although diffusion processes of innovative products and services have been studied extensively for nearly 45 years, it seems reasonable that we might learn from others’ observations, and the frameworks they’ve developed to model diffusion of technology for the adoption of bioavailability platforms.
Drug Development Executive: Rod Ray, former Bend Research CEO and now a member of Capsugel’s Scientific and Business Advisory Board, talks about the enhanced capabilities of Capsugel DFS and the advantages offered to companies developing new and/or enhanced medicines.
INJECTABLE MICROEMULSIONS – Prolonged-Release Injectable Microemulsions: Opportunities for Pain Treatment
Rajesh Dubey, PhD, and Luigi G. Martini, FRPharmS, MBA, indicate available technologies do not support development of certain formulations to treat pain; however, microemulsions with their unique features, can provide a viable alternative to develop such formulations.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing – Product Differentiation Is Critical
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several of these suppliers and manufacturers about the importance of customization and differentiation as the key to pharma companies staying competitive in the prefilled syringe space.
METAL-COORDINATED PHARMACEUTICALS – Reducing Inter-Subject Variability With Metal-Coordinated Pharmaceuticals: A Case Study With Furosemide
John D. Price, PhD, and Thomas Piccariello, PhD, use metal coordination chemistry to create a novel coordination complex of furosemide and magnesium that is absorbed more efficiently and consistently than furosemide itself.
FIXED-DOSE COMBINATIONS – Fixed-Dose Combination Products – What’s in the Clinic? (Part 3 – Pipeline)
Tugrul T. Kararli, PhD, MBA; Kurt Sedo; and Josef Bossart, PhD, believe the pharmaceutical industry has been paying increasing attention to the potential of Fixed-Dose Combination products, and conclude this series of three articles, examining the past, present, and future of these products with the intent of understanding their whats and whys.
Sanjay Konagurthu, PhD, and Alexander McVey, MS, present a case study in which a model BCS Class II compound, dipyridamole, was evaluated as an amorphous dispersion using molecular modeling combined with experimental data.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Outsourcing Formulation Development & Manufacturing: Early-Stage Partnerships Are On The Rise
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin asked leading CMOs and CDMOs to describe the value-added services they offer with respect to formulation and manufacturing. Solving challenges of insufficient solubility, poor stability, identifying excipient candidates, and particle design topped their list of offerings.
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