Category: Biologics

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

Drug Delivery Technologies: Emerging Paradigms Shaping the Future of Biologics

Given their high target specificity and limited toxicity compared to small molecule drugs, biotherapeutics have revolutionized treatment paradigms across a myriad of clinical conditions, including metabolic disorders, cancers, neurological disorders and autoimmune disorders. In fact, the extent of growth of such therapies can be gauged from the fact that more than 300 biopharmaceuticals have been

Genomic Data Management: Opportunities for Blockchain Platform Providers

It is estimated that, by 2025, around 15% of the world’s population will have had their genomes sequenced, resulting in the generation of several zettabytes of data. However, currently, there are not many reliable and secure data management resources that offer secure storage, seamless exchange of information, and a reliable transaction platform, for large volumes

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

Antibody Discovery: The Rise of Services and Platform Providers

Owing to several beneficial features, such as high specificity, and a favorable safety profile, antibody based pharmacological interventions, with 79 molecules approved till date and over 200 molecules in the preclinical / discovery stages, presently represent the largest class of biologics. The discovery of antibodies is a long, arduous and cost intensive process. As a

CAR-T: The Future Roadmap of The USD 15 Billion+ Opportunity

Although cancer therapeutics continue to be one of the most active areas in terms of drug development, there is still a significant unmet need in this domain. Conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, have demonstrated very limited efficacy in late-stage cancers. Amidst the current initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies,

Viral Vectors and Plasmid DNA Manufacturing: Current Landscape and Opportunity Areas

Over the last few decades, various viral and non-viral vectors have been developed, optimized and standardized for introduction of therapeutic DNA / gene of interest into a patient’s body / cells. Currently, the most popular viral vectors, on the basis of their use in active clinical trials, are those based on AAV, adenovirus, lentivirus and retrovirus.

Pharmaceutical Spray Drying: Current Market Landscape and Future Growth Opportunities

Spray drying, which is already established in the food and chemical sector, is also considered to be a rapid, cost-effective, and scalable process for the production of dry powder formulations of pharmacological material. Owing to characteristics, such as reproducibility and its continuous mode of operation, the technique has become very popular in the pharmaceutical and

T-Cell Immunotherapies: The Goldrush Continues

Amidst the current initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies, immunotherapy has emerged as a highly potent option to eradicate tumor cells with minimal side effects. It is based on the principle of harnessing the innate potential of the immune system to target and destroy diseased cells. It encompasses several treatment approaches, such as monoclonal

The Growing Importance of Oral Proteins and Peptides

Protein and peptide-based therapeutics have been in use for more than three decades since the approval of recombinant human insulin, the first protein therapy, in 1982. Earlier, most biologic drugs were delivered through the subcutaneous route. However, over time, advances in delivery formulations have enabled the development of orally administrable versions of therapeutic proteins /