Abuse Deterrent Formulation Technologies: Combating Prescription Drug Abuse

Although the healthcare industry relies on the patient to take medications responsibly; in 2017, close to 18 million individuals were reported to have misused prescription drugs, in the US. In fact, data from a National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted in the same year, showed that an estimated 2 million Americans misused prescription

Natural Killer Cell Therapies: Pipeline Review

Natural killer (NK) cells, or killer (K) cells, represent an important subset of cellular mediators of the innate immune system. These cells are known to be instrumental in containing viral infections and regulating tumor development, while the adaptive immune system generates an antigen-specific response. Several studies have demonstrated the various benefits of NK cells as

Vaccine Contract Manufacturing: Current Landscape and Future Potential

The global vaccines market is anticipated to generate revenues worth USD 100 billion by 2025. According to the WHO, the global vaccination rate is nearly 85%, demonstrating the high clinical demand for vaccines. In addition to meeting the growing demand for vaccines, the developers of these pharmacological interventions are also plagued by high costs of

Medical Devices: The Growing Opportunities for CMOs

In 2020, the global medical devices market is estimated to reach a net worth of approximately USD 430 billion. However, most developers lack adequate resources and the necessary expertise to manufacture medical devices and related components. Given the demand for medical devices, the opportunity for CMOs with expertise in medical devices is steadily rising. It

Neoantigen Targeted Therapies: Mapping the Future Growth Potential

The World Health Organization has estimated the number of new cancer cases, reported across the globe, to rise by 70% over the next 20 years. Conventional treatment options, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, continue to demonstrate limited efficacy in late-stage cancers. Recent developments in genomic analysis and advances in bioinformatics have enabled the

Biologics Fill / Finish Services: Current Landscape, Growth Opportunities and Future Market Outlook

According to a recent CDMO survey, about 54% respondents claimed to have collaborated with a contract service provider for clinical and commercial-scale product development projects. Specifically, fill / finish is the final step in the production process and is considered among the most crucial stages of drug product manufacturing. Biologic drug products require special procedures

Elastomeric Closures for Parenteral Containers: Current Market Landscape and Future Growth Opportunities

The use of elastomeric materials, along with various types of coatings (such as FluoroTec® and Teflon®) have emerged as a promising alternative to conventional, non-coated closures used for primary packaging containers, which were prone to leaching and shedding of particulate contaminants. The advantages of using elastomeric materials in manufacturing container closures are many, including low

Cancer Biomarkers Market: Focus on TMB, MSI / MMR and TILs Testing

Advances in biotechnology have enabled the development of several high throughput tools, which have led to the establishment of better biomarkers based on genome / exome profiles. Novel biomarkers, such as tumour mutation burden (TMB), microsatellite instability (MSI) / mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and certain others, are presently being investigated across