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June 2013

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MARKET BRIEF – Controlled Release Technologies: Advancing Toward Targeting Therapeutics

Frost & Sullivan Analyst Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, MS, reviews a few recent innovative approaches to controlled release technologies with a focus on some of the therapeutic areas most relevant to the current pharmaceuticals market.

FEATURES

ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – Tackling Traditional Usability Issues With Innovative Device Design

George Perkins believes that by addressing the stigma and usability issues of self-administered injections, it is possible to make them the more attractive method for the administration of drugs in various scenarios.

BIOAVAILABILITY ENHANCEMENT – Out of the Shadows: Excipients Take the Spotlight; Part 1 of 2

Marshall Crew, PhD, President & CEO, Agere Pharmaceuticals, Inc., continues his multiple-part series discussing today’s most challenging issues in solubility.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT- The Performance Report

John A. Bermingham says a performance report should be a document in which you and the person you are reviewing take the opportunity to talk about that person’s job performance not just from your perspective but from the reviewee’s perspective.

CELL CULTURE MEDIA – Addressing Variability in Dry Powder Mammalian Cell Culture Media

Jörg von Hagen, PhD, believes it is critical for media manufacturers to have a process in place that can consistently deliver raw material and process quality to be able to deliver batch-to-batch consistent dry powder cell culture media that are scalable from kilograms to tons.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Radius Health, Inc.: New Solutions for Healthy Aging

Drug Development Executive: Michael S. Wyzga, President & CEO of Radius Health, Inc., discusses what his company is bringing to the underserved market for women’s healthy aging solutions.

LIPOSOME PREPARATION TECHNOLOGY – Freeze Fracture Electron Microscopic (ff EM) Examination & Analysis of Liposomes Produced by Covaris AFA Technology

Srikanth Kakumanu, PhD, and Rajeev A. Jain, PhD, explain how an alternative ultrasonic processing technology allows manufacturing of liposomes of predetermined sizes and offers an efficient, isothermal, and non-contact process.

MANAGEMENT INSIGHT – Digital Soup

Derek G. Hennecke continues with part 5 on a new 6-part series offering an overview of this year’s best business books with insights into what they can teach the Pharma industry.

ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS – Novel Controlled Release Formulation for Orally Disintegrating Tablets Using Ion Exchange Resins

Abhijit Gokhale, PhD, and Praba Sundararajan indicate that drugs not typically amenable to ODT formulations include those that present taste-masking difficulties or require controlled or sustained release. However, as the demand for ODTs continues to grow, formulation scientists are exploring ways to adapt ODT formulations for drugs that require controlled or sustained release for optimal therapeutic benefits.

THERAPEUTIC FOCUS – Evaluation of a Needleless Injection Technique for Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease: a Feasibility Case Study

Jeffrey Marotte, MD, FACS, presents a proof of concept that the Madajet may be a suitable instrument to inject medication into Peyronie’s plaques.

MARKET BRIEF – Controlled Release Technologies: Advancing Toward Targeting Therapeutics

Frost & Sullivan Analyst Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, MS, reviews a few recent innovative approaches to controlled release technologies with a focus on some of the therapeutic areas most relevant to the current pharmaceuticals market.

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