Drug Discovery Featured Articles & Applications

  1. Solving the OOS Problem with Continuous Manufacturing
    8/13/2017

    With continuous manufacturing, it is possible to monitor product quality continuously, and make adjustments in real time to keep the product in spec. And when it isn’t, as will sometimes (albeit rarely) happen, the manufacturer can step in more quickly than ever before to limit the volume of OOS product — saving time, money, and staying ever closer to the ideal quality standard.

  2. Avoid the Do-Over: Why Early Investment in a Scalable Manufacturing Process is Critical
    8/13/2017

    The road to take a drug compound from discovery to commercialization is long, expensive and often fraught with unforeseen challenges. While every project will undoubtedly face some bumps along its path, far too many programs hit insurmountable obstacles that require innovators to backtrack and correct their course before proceeding, further extending timelines and adding costs.

  3. Characterizing Drug Substance Properties Early Can Optimize Drug Product Formulation
    8/13/2017

    Molecules continue to get more challenging from the perspective of solubility, bioavailability, and exposure. Advances in formulation technologies continue to provide more solutions. Establishing effective communications between DS chemists and DP formulators manage the risks and maximize the rewards of transforming less soluble and less bioavailable molecules into effective new drugs.

  4. Trends and Challenges In Outsourced Oral Solid Dosage Forms
    8/13/2017

    As drug companies have fewer and fewer new compounds entering their R&D pipelines, outsourcing of development and manufacturing activities for oral solid dosage forms and sterile forms is on the rise.

  5. Revolutionizing Allergy Therapy
    8/11/2017

    ALK-Abelló is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of allergies. Before ALK-Abelló partnered with Catalent, all marketed allergen immunotherapies were delivered by injection, resulting in a limited patient population and reduced patient adherence. Catalent worked with the client to apply Zydis Fast Dissolve Technology to their therapy. The overall result was a marked improvement in patient tolerability, preference and compliance.

  6. Patient-Centric Drug Design - A Clinical & Academic Perspective
    8/11/2017

    Most issues in pediatric drug development arise from the fact that drugs are traditionally developed for adults and not children. Dr. Rachel Myers of Rutgers University shares the delivery hurdles and recent improvements in pediatric drug development.

  7. Genome Editing & The Future Of Drug Discovery
    8/10/2017

    The genome editing market is estimated to reach $3.5 billion in 2019 — an increase from $2 billion in 2014 — with a CAGR of 13 to 14 percent.1,2 The factors driving this market include increased R&D funding for genomic research, a growing demand for synthetic genes, new technologies in genome editing, and high utilization in plant breeding. However, high regulatory stringencies, lengthy approval processes, and ethical issues associated with the fear of genetic research hamper market growth. This article examines the utilization of genome editing tools and technology and their impact across the drug discovery industry.

  8. Managing Demand Uncertainty In Biologics Production
    8/9/2017

    How starting early, building options into your process, understanding the lead times, and continuing to evaluate your strategy can reduce uncertainty in your plans.

  9. Improving Compliance And Manufacturing Efficiency In Life Sciences
    8/7/2017

    Current market conditions such as regulations and mergers or acquisitions make improving compliance and manufacturing efficiency while driving to grow revenue and margins difficult. Read on to understand strategies, frameworks and recommendations to achieve these goals.

  10. Avoid The Fallout From Incompatibility Between Your API And Its Formulation
    8/2/2017

    It is critical the experts creating a drug product’s formulation are aware of any reactions that can occur between an API and a tablet’s excipients.