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January/February 2017
  
January/February 2017

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BIODEGRADABLE FIBERS - Enabling Controlled Pharmaceutical & Biologic Delivery for Next-Generation Medical Applications
Kevin Nelson, PhD, discusses how wet-extruded fiber eliminates the traditional limitations of pharmaceuticals and biologics that may be incorporated into implantable medical devices with melt extrusion or electrospun fibers, microspheres, or nanoparticles.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES - Disruptive Delivery Technology Partnerships Are Key to Pharmaceutical Life Cycle Management
Michael D. Hooven, MSME, believes in the challenge to deliver innovative therapies that address unmet patient needs while delivering profitable growth, and the industry is responding by embracing disruptive technology that can concurrently help on both fronts and also speed time to market for pharmaceutical products and services.
CNS DELIVERY - Bypassing the BBB: Drug Delivery From the Olfactory Mucosa to the CNS
T.R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA, explores and explains how therapeutic and non- therapeutic agents can reach the brain, bypassing through the formidable BBB based on the unique microanatomic and physiologic characteristics of the nasal olfactory mucosal route and its CNS connections that allow transportation directly into the CNS.
COMBINATION PRODUCTS - 6 Guidelines to Follow When Developing Combination Products
Winston Brown explains how companies can reduce the risk and impact that regulatory uncertainty can play by, in advance of pursuing development, understanding the regulatory landscape and then developing a regulatory compliance strategy that is appropriate and suitable for the combination product as a system.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - Avista Pharma Solutions: Experience, Responsiveness & Expanded Capacity Driving Growth
Patrick Walsh, CEO of Avista Pharma Solutions, talks about his company’s range of capabilities and what is driving growth in this dynamic industry.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - Viral Gene: Protein-Targeting Cancer Vaccine Could Boost Survival Rates
Harry A. Arena, MBA, President & CEO of TDT, Chris Kim, President & General Counsel, Viral Gene, Inc., and Dr. Scott Waldman, Professor & Chair of Sidney Kimmel Medical College’s Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Thomas Jefferson University, discuss the unique characteristics of the vaccine, the patients who will benefit the most, and how a research team captured the attention of investors.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT - Optimizing the Spray-Drying Parameters for a Formulation of Nanoparticles-In-Microparticles System of Acetazolamide
Parijat Pandey, MPharm, and Harish Dureja, PhD, examine the consequence of spray-drying parameters that are inlet temperature and feed rpm on entrapment efficiency, loading capacity, percentage yield, and particle size.
ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS - Patient-Centric Dose Design, Developments in Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Leon Grother, MS, and Mathias Bayru, MS, MBA, indicate recent developments in ODT technology have widened the range of actives that can be formulated and product types that are possible. In particular, the promise of formulating biologics and ODT vaccines is hugely exciting.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Analytical Testing: Market Drivers, Growing Demand & Client Needs
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin spoke with several testing providers to find out what services they offer, trends they identify, and how they have specifically addressed clients’ needs throughout the past year.


















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INTERPHEX
March 21-23
New York, NY

PDA Annual Meeting
April 3-5
Anaheim, CA

RDD (Respiratory Drug Delivery)
April 25-28
Nice, France

Pre-filled Syringes East Coast
April 26-27
Boston, MA


AAPS National Biotechnology Meeting
May 1-3
San Diego, CA

Innovation Networking Summit & Table-top Exhibition
May 4-5
Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, NJ

CPhI North America & Informex
May 16-18
2017 Philadelphia, PA

BIO 2017
June 19 - 22
San Diego, CA

Controlled Release Society Meeting
July 16-19 Boston, MA

CPhI Worldwide
October 24-26
Frankfurt, Germany

Universe of Prefilled Syringes & Injection Devices Europe
November 7-8
Nienna, Austria

AAPS
November 12-17
San Diego, CA

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