Jeffrey Bacha, MBA, says glioblastoma is one of the most common and fatal brain cancers, and new therapies to treat this disease are urgently needed. New approaches, such as vaccines and immunotherapies, have promising results, and to be most effective, will need to be used in combination with a chemotherapeutic.
Drug Development Executive: Amit Patel, President of Capsugel’s Dosage Form Solutions business unit, speaks about the formulation challenges facing the industry and the increasing pressure on companies to remain competitive in today’s dynamic marketplace.
Mark Perkins, PhD, reviews some of the important factors involved, and highlights the advantages of including recombinant human albumin to stabilize protein therapeutics with reference to a recent case study.
BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Solubilization Technologies: Part I of III
In the past two columns, The Second Quadrant focused on excipients and the roles they play in the quest to overcome bioavailability challenges of poorly…
Stefan Hellbardt, PhD, and Degenhard Marx, PhD, focus their review on the trends in topical skin medication, the impact on primary packaging, and possible dispensing solutions.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Transdermal, Topical & Subcutaneous Drug Delivery: Extending Pipelines & Improving Self-Administration
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin explores how the movement of home care and self- administration is pushing the development of this growing sector in drug delivery.
In June’s edition of The Second Quadrant, we heard from leading excipient providers about challenges faced directly related to formulating with excipients for greater bioavailability.…
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – Amorphous Dispersion Formulation Development: Phase-Appropriate Integrated Approaches to Optimizing Performance, Manufacturability, Stability & Dosage Form
John Baumann, Dan Dobry, and Rod Ray, PhD, review the development and use of amorphous SDDs and the testing methodologies used to optimize the formulation and spray-drying process for performance, manufacturability, stability, and incorporation into final dosage forms.
GENOMIC BIOMARKERS – EGFR Mutations, Apoptosis & Gefitinib Response: A Model for Integrating Genomic Biomarkers Into Successful Precision Medicine
Sirosh Bokhari, PhD, says by not recognizing the importance of integrating biomarkers early in drug development and not considering companion diagnostics as an ultimate goal, companies would not be ready to select a companion diagnostic partner and negotiate agreements with long-term implications.
Shunji Haruta, PhD, examines a dry-powder carrier technology and line of delivery devices that help formulations meet the criteria for rapid action and successful delivery of pain therapies.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
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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….
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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….