Author: Snehasish Das

The Emergence of Encapsulated Cell Therapies and Affiliated Technologies

Extensive research on cell encapsulation strategies have enabled the development of a variety of technologies capable of confining therapeutic entities within biocompatible matrices / carriers. Since 2013, over 3,000 patents have been published related to the aforementioned type of therapy, indicating the rapid pace of R&D activities in this domain. I have highlighted below some

Alzheimer’s Disease Market: Pipeline Review, Developer Landscape and Competitive Insights

It was estimated that, in 2018, nearly 5.7 million Americans (considering all age groups) were living with Alzheimer’s disease. During the same year, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias were projected to be responsible for a healthcare burden amounting to USD 277 billion, in the US. Despite extensive research aimed at comprehending the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s

Stem Cell Therapies: Upcoming Opportunities in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders (CVMD)

Cardiovascular disorders and metabolic disorders are considered to be amongst the leading causes of death worldwide. In fact, approximately one-third of the annual number of deaths across the globe are attributed to cardiovascular disorders.  Likewise, a significant proportion of the global population suffers from diabetes or some form of metabolism related clinical condition. As per

Next Generation Contact Lenses and Visual Prosthesis: Rising Popularity to Drive a Multibillion Dollar Market

For more than five decades, contact lenses have primarily been used to correct vision-related disorders. The existence of several unmet needs in the field of ophthalmology, recent technological advances and the availability of new biomaterials, have substantially expanded the range of potential application areas for contact lenses. It is also worth highlighting that Visual Prosthetics,

The Rise of Cell and Gene Therapy CROs

Over 500 cell and gene therapy candidates are being investigated in different stages of clinical development across various geographies. In fact, in the past five years alone, more than 1,000 clinical trials, that are currently active, were initiated to evaluate the potential of these therapies across multiple therapeutic indications. Due to several development challenges, such

The Rise of Medical Device CROs

According to the World Bank, more than 50,000 different types of medical devices are currently being used every day in health care facilities worldwide.  In 2018, the global medical devices market is estimated to reach a net worth of approximately USD 450 billion. However, a relatively larger proportion of device developers lack the required internal

Cold Chain Logistics for Healthcare: Emerging Opportunities in Cell Therapies, Vaccines and Human Organs

Presently, a wide variety of pharmaceutical products, such as biologics, vaccines, human organs for transplantation and certain conventional pharmacological interventions as well, are temperature sensitive and require freezing / cryogenic holding temperatures. In fact, over 95% of all approved biologics and 90% of all vaccines are cold chain dependent.  Stakeholders in this segment have designed

ADC Manufacturing: Current Landscape, Growth Opportunities and Future Market Outlook

Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are one of the most popular classes of targeted therapeutic agents and have captured the attention of both large and small pharmaceutical companies, and academic / research institutions across the world. Owing to the fact that these novel conjugates are highly potent toxic molecules, their manufacturing requires elaborate technical capabilities, along