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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.
PROTEIN THERAPEUTICS MARKET - Technology Advances Spur Market Growth of Protein Therapies
Laurie L. Sullivan and Shalini S. Dewan, BCC Research Analysts, believe with the advent of genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology, it is now possible to produce a wide variety of human proteins, and that these novel technologies have lifted the market for therapeutic proteins to new heights.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Platform Technologies: Not Just for Big Pharma
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with several companies that are debunking the theory that access to the latest technological platforms to aid efficient drug discovery and development is limited to Big Pharma, which can more easily justify the costs of creating and operating innovative platforms.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Injectable Drug Delivery: Key Trends Define Device Design Now & in the Future
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin spoke with some of the world’s leading device developers about their current injection technologies and how their devices are addressing the current trends and opportunities in the industry.
GLOBAL FORMULATION REPORT - Notable Technologies, Approvals, Transactions, Pipelines & Inflection Points
This Global Formulation Report is a joint initiative by Drug Development & Delivery and PharmaCircle LLC, covering several areas of significant interest in today’s ever-challenging pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

-10 Notable Drug Delivery & Formulation Approvals of 2015
-10 Notable Drug Delivery & Formulation-Related Transactions of 2015
-10 Notable Drug-Device Approvals of 2015
-10 Notable Fixed-Dose Combination Drug Approvals of 2015
-Drug Delivery
ANTIGEN-SCREENING SYSTEM - Perfecting the Promise of T Cell Therapies for Infectious Disease & Cancer
Jessica B. Flechtner, PhD, explains how the information and insights gleaned from ATLAS, Genocea has been able to successfully define targets of human T cell responses that become central to novel vaccines and immunotherapies, and demonstrate success in a clinical setting.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Biologics Present a New Set of Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with leading syringe developers and contract manufacturers to discuss how they are overcoming industry challenges and provides a look at some of the innovative advancements in prefilled syringe technology.
LIPID NANOPARTICLES - EnCore(TM): Facilitating Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics to Treat Cancer
Marc T. Abrams, PhD, and Bob D. Brown, PhD, explain how nanoparticle technology has the potential to enable tumor bioavailability even in the absence of a targeting ligand.
CLOUD COMPUTING - Using Quantum Molecular Design & Cloud Computing to Improve the Accuracy & Success Probability of Drug Discovery
Ed Addison and Shahar Keinan, PhD, explain how cloud computing combined with the continued influence of Moore's Law has provided an unprecedented opportunity to apply inexpensive high-performance computing to drug discovery.
NANOSCALE COMPLEXES - A Novel Nanotechnology-Based Platform to Optimize Combination Cancer Therapies: Rational Development & Improved Delivery Using CombiPlex®
Barry D. Liboiron, PhD; Arthur C. Louie, MD; et al describe how CombiPlex addresses the challenges facing the traditional development path of many contemporary drug combinations and provide clinical proof-of-principle evidence that this approach can yield marked improvements in efficacy and patient outcomes.
SINGLE-USE MARKET - Rise of Single-Use Technologies & Systems in Biopharmaceuticals
Kevin James and Shalini S. Dewan of BCC Research believe eliminating the risk of contamination is the greatest challenge faced by manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals, and currently, this requires high-level monitoring of critical manufacturing processes. Single-use technology aids biopharmaceutical manufacturers in overcoming this challenge by reducing or eliminating the need for sterilization between batches, thereby improving operational efficiency.
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY - A Novel Drug Delivery System That Offers Zero-Order/Near Zero-Order Release Profile of Low-Dosage Strength Tablets Containing Highly Soluble Actives
Thomas B. Gold, PhD, was awarded a US patent; the intellectual property centers on formulation development technology that allows for the steady, continuous release of API over a particular duration of time to mitigate variations or spikes in therapeutic benefit.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Injection Devices: Manufacturers Focus on 21st Century Technology While Still Tackling Traditional Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the key companies in the injectable delivery market that are focusing on advanced technology as well as the more traditional challenges related to breakage, leaching, and needlestick prevention.
GLOBAL FORMULATION REPORT
This Global Formulation Report is a joint initiative by Drug Development & Delivery and PharmaCircle LLC, covering several areas of significant interest in today’s ever-challenging pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Excipients: Enhancing the New, Poorly Soluble APIs
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several excipient manufacturers who share their insights about the role excipients play in formulating and manufacturing drugs for improved bioavailability, solubility, and delivery.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Anticipating the Needs of the Future
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with several companies in the prefilled syringe and parenteral manufacturing market that are offering a range of services and systems that cater to today’s issues as well as anticipating the needs of the future.
MANAGEMENT INSIGHT - Peak Drugs: Have We Passed the Peak of New Drug Discoveries? Are the Best Days Behind Us?
Derek Hennecke says the pool of NMEs and NCEs may be finite, but because of repurposing, expanding uses, and new applications arising from medical advancements like the decoding of the human genome, it is now nearly impossible to imagine where the hard edges of that pool of entities may be.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Bioavailability & Solubility: A Demand for Enhanced Technologies & Materials is Spurring Innovation
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin spoke with several contract research/manufacturing organizations on how they are successfully overcoming solubility/bioavailability challenges, such as matching APIs to formulations and choosing the best excipients.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Analytical Testing: A Critical Element in Drug Development
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin interviews several industry experts who believe there is intense competition to develop cutting-edge therapies and get them through development quickly to take advantage of patent exclusivity. And one of the critical elements in the drug development process is analytical testing.
MARKET ANALYSIS - Unprecedented Uptake of Sovaldi & Tecfidera Paves the Way for New Optimism in Pharma
Joshua Owide, GlobalData’s Director of Healthcare Industry Dynamics, believes a successful drug launch is pivotal in the corporate evolution of most innovative drug companies, allowing them to sustain growth momentum, or, as is more commonplace in the age of the blockbuster patent expiration, replenish existing revenues at risk from lower-cost equivalents.


















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March 21-23
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2017 Philadelphia, PA

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October 24-26
Frankfurt, Germany

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November 7-8
Nienna, Austria

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November 12-17
San Diego, CA

 



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