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SPECIAL FEATURE - Injectable Drug Delivery: New Technologies Deliver Biologics & Differentiate Brands
9/12/2017
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reports on a segment of the drug delivery industry that will see its market revenue double in just 5 years in response to a growing need to deliver highly viscous, high-volume drugs.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - BioCare, PharmaCare, MedCare: Datwyler’s New Health Care Offering
9/12/2017
Torsten Maschke, CEO of Datwyler Sealing Solutions, speaks about the opportunities and challenges the current healthcare industry poses and how they are met by Datwyler’s strategy and products.
DRUG DEVELOPMENT - To De-Risk Patient Acceptance of Biologic Drugs, Focus Early on Delivery
9/11/2017
Jeannie Joughin, PhD, asks what does a pharmaceutical company do when everyone wants more effective new therapies but no one – including third-party payers – wants to pay the price for their development? De-risk the drug development process, in every possible way.
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING - How Advances in Pharmaceutical Packaging Are Better Meeting Patients' Needs
9/11/2017
Detlev Haack, PhD, and Martin Koeberle, PhD, says an industry-wide focus on the design of packaging that can protect user-friendly dosage forms, as well as improve patient compliance and fit into modern consumers’ lifestyles, has resulted in a wide range of primary and secondary packaging solutions.
NANOPARTICLES - A Revolution in the Development of Drug Delivery Vehicles
6/1/2017
Tim Leaver explains how his company has developed a proprietary technology for the rapid development of nanoparticles and seamless scale-up for clinical studies and commercial production, and how it is transforming the development and manufacturing of a range of nanoparticle formulations from a hit-and-miss affair to a standardized process, accelerating novel nanomedicines from the bench to the clinic.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Wanted: New Excipients to Meet the Demands of a Challenging Industry
6/1/2017
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin recently spoke with some of the leading excipient innovators to find out what types of excipients they are developing, the advantages they offer to formulations, and where they see the industry focusing throughout the next few years.
SPRAY-DRIED DISPERSIONS - Particle Engineering of Spray Dried Dispersions: Considerations for Downstream Processing
5/31/2017
Aaron Goodwin, PhD, Alyssa Ekdahl, and Deanna Mudie, PhD, demonstrate the tunability of SDD particle properties and the resulting impact on the powder flow and mechanical properties for tablet manufacturability of a given SDD formulation.
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING - Delivering Market Success & ROI to Pharmaceutical Partners
5/31/2017
Mike Schaefers, PhD, and Mike Treadaway say more than ever, contract manufacturing must deliver continuous innovation and flexibility to accommodate the delivery of a wide range of drugs throughout each therapy’s lifecycle.
LYOPHILIZATION - Lyophilization Cycle Development: Lessons Learned & Pitfalls to Avoid
5/31/2017
John W. Burke, MS, says that success in lyophilization transfer and scale-up projects depends on a structured approach to information sharing between a pharma company and its CDMO partner, and should include extensive details about the APIs or bulk drug substance characteristics and planned development and clinical programs.
MDI CHARACTERIZATION - Closing the Gap Between In Vitro Test Data & the In-Use Performance for Metered Dose Inhalers
5/30/2017
David A. Lewis, PhD, presents experimental data that shows how certain modifications to the Pharmacopoeial test methods used for MDIs may result in data that is more indicative of real-life performance, providing insight that can be used to enhance drug delivery characteristics.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - Pfizer CentreOne: The Value of the Embedded-CMO Model
5/30/2017
Peter Stevenson, Vice President and General Manager of Pfizer CentreOne, discusses the value and significance of the embedded-CMO model in the biopharmaceutical industry.
EXCIPIENT UPDATE - Solvent-Less Film Coatings: New Ethylcellulose Grade Enables Rapid Dry Powder Coating
5/30/2017
Nick Grasman and Paula Garcia Todd, MS, present ETHOCEL HP as an innovative new product that helps customers increase productivity while still maintaining the advantages of Dow manufactured ETHOCEL, such as tight viscosity, narrow ethoxyl distribution, and reduced fiber content.
THERAPEUTIC FOCUS - A New Patented Device for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring
5/30/2017
Bob Wieden presents a device he believes addresses the underlying anatomic and physiologic etiology of snoring and OSA in a simple but inventive way, and if developed, has the ability to increase patient compliance by reducing the use of CPAP machines, by making a sufferer's life more comfortable, while preventing many of the contributing diseases.
EXTERNAL DELIVERY - Diary of a Wimpy CEO
5/30/2017
John A. Bermingham talks about his experiences working for CEOs with great strength and character, as well as those considered to be “wimps” who had very little respect from the management team.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Manufacturing: A Rise in Biologics & Improved Technology Give Pharma Reasons to Consider Parenteral Delivery
5/2/2017
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with some of the leading companies in this market to find out about key trends, packaging advancements, safety improvements, and technology developments.
CONTROLLED RELEASE - Leveraging Precision Particle Fabrication® Technology to Create Patient-Friendly Dosage Forms
5/2/2017
Cory Berkland, PhD, and Nathan Dormer, PhD, review how controlled-release powders offer a flexible and efficient approach to addressing a multitude of patient populations, while also improving compliance.
MARKET BRIEF - Preferences for Targeted Therapies & Patient-Centric Approaches Drive Transformations in Oncology Drug Delivery Market
5/1/2017
Frost & Sullivan Analyst Piyush Bansal says although chemotherapy has been successfully used for inhibiting cell growth throughout the past few decades, the side effects of chemotherapy have forced researchers to look for some alternative drugs (and how to effectively deliver them) for all types of cancer.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW - PCT: Manufacturing the Future of Cell Therapies
5/1/2017
Robert A. Preti, PhD, discusses his company’s critical distinction from most other manufacturing partners, steady growth, and the primary challenges facing the cell therapy industry.
NON-CANNABIS THERAPY - Cannabinoid Therapy Without Using Cannabis: Direct Effects™ Topical β-Caryophyllene
5/1/2017
Ronald Aung-Din, MD, in view of many documented medical benefits of cannabinoids, but with widely persisting regulations, misinformation, and stigma associated with cannabis, searches for a non-cannabis-derived source of cannabinoid therapy, such as found in β-Caryophyllene.
ASSAY VALIDATION - Biomarker Assay Validations – A Time for Change?
5/1/2017
John L. Allinson, FIBMS, believes despite the increased use of biomarkers, it appears that many researchers are still continuing to use the FDA guidance document for validation even though it only critically addresses the validation of assays to support PK evaluation, and also has a limited scope described within the document in terms of studies where it should be used.



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