Month: July 2019

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