Drug Discovery Featured Articles & Applications

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Patient-Centric Drug Design — A Clinical And 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. Meyers shares the hurdles and  improvements in pediatric drug development.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Leverage The Internet Of Things Within The Laboratory
    8/1/2017

    As science-based organizations look to leverage the internet of things (IoT) within the laboratory, careful consideration must be given to available technologies, data formats, and platforms. 

  9. Decision Timeline: Considerations In Selecting An Outsourced Solution
    7/27/2017

    Making a decision between keeping a project in-house versus outsourcing is not an easy one, especially with so much at stake. It is important to consider what decisions need to be made across the development and manufacturing timeline in order to meet your commercialization goals.

  10. Autologous Cell Therapies At Crossroads With FDA: What To Do Now?
    7/25/2017

    Regulatory controls on local collection and processing of autologous cells present a major challenge to clinics that want to provide individualized therapies. How can pharma overcome the hurdles?