Category: Pharmaceuticals

Single-Cell Sequencing: The New Era of Gene Expression Analysis

For developing an improved understanding of the interactions of individual cells within their microenvironment, advanced molecular probing solutions are being used by researchers across the globe. In this context, high-throughput single-cell analysis, has emerged as a powerful analytical technique for studying individual cells, enabling researchers to study gene expression at single cell resolution. Single-cell sequencing

Harnessing The Power of Real World Evidence to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, there is long wait for the vaccine to be approved. Even after the vaccine gets approved, there is no assurance of the complete eradication of virus. There will still be percentage of people who contract the illness. Therefore, it is very important to trace and detect the treatments in

REAL-WORLD EVIDENCE: THE GAME CHANGER IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

While the definition of real world evidence is still evolving, most proponents associate it with data that is derived from medical practice among heterogeneous sets of patients in the real world setting. It is the integration of data gathered from various sources, such as EHRs, medical charts, patient claims and billing activities, product and disease

Inhaled and Intranasal Drug Delivery: A Deeper Look into Service Providers Landscape

The techniques used for the drug delivery are found to be have an enormous impact on the efficacy of the treatment. In fact, the slow progression of the efficacy, has suggested the need of different approaches for the effective delivery of drug to the target area, along with the optimal bioavailability. Over the years, several

RISE OF ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES WITH THE RECENT APPROVALS

Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) have captured the attention of both large and small pharmaceutical companies, and academic / research institutions, for more than a decade. For the past few years, several failures of clinical trials were blamed for the lack of interest of some companies in this therapeutic approach. However, after a decade-long dribble of

Continuous Manufacturing: Solution to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry’s COVID-19 Concerns

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has put the pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain under close scrutiny. The overdependence of the US on China and India to meet its API demand has been the talk of the town. However, with the number of infected cases in the US surpassing that of China, the focus has shifted from discussing

Contraband in the Clinical Trials -A saga of the great apes, who went on to ban the nature

To err is human, to rectify divine, this irony perhaps holds truer for cannabis than any other domain. After using cannabis in multiple forms for at least 10,000 years, a series of events, including spread of misinformation, anti-Mexican sentiment and fear led to the ban of nature a.k.a. cannabis. The US implemented Marijuana Tax Act

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

Pre-Sterilized / Ready-to-Use (RTU) Primary Packaging: Current Market Landscape and Future Growth Opportunities

The use of ready-to-use (RTU), or pre-sterilized / pre-treated, container-closure systems have emerged as a promising alternative to conventional primary packaging, adding significant value to streamline pharmaceutical fill / finish operations. These packaging components eliminate multiple steps in the overall fill / finish process (mainly washing, sterilizing and preparing containers), thereby, helping improve operational efficiencies

Extractables and Leachables Testing: Emerging Opportunities for Service Providers

During drug product manufacturing and fill / finish, it is important to consider not only the impurity profiles of the drugs, but also identify potential sources of contamination in the containers / packaging material used. due to high variability in the type of impurities (organic (volatile, non-volatile or semi- volatile compounds) or inorganic (metals or

Autoinjectors: Technological Evolution, Current Opportunities and Key Future Growth Areas

Since the introduction of the first autoinjector device in 1980s, their numerous benefits, such as ease-of-use, reduced chances of dosing errors, integrated safety mechanisms, and almost negligible risk of needlestick injuries, have been widely recognized among consumers and healthcare service providers. Autoinjectors are also considered to be potential life cycle management tool. Drugs nearing patent

Bioavailability Enhancement: Current Market Landscape and Future Opportunities

Low bioavailability is one of the primary concerns associated with marketed drugs; in fact, various studies indicate that around 40% of available drugs are poorly bioavailable / soluble. As the drug developers shift their focus towards development of lipophilic drug compounds, the issue with aqueous solubility / bioavailability of the drugs is likely to be

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

Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing: Current Market Landscape and Future Opportunities

 The present pipeline of pharmaceutical products is becoming increasingly complex and requires specialized facilities, equipment and operational expertise. In addition, the costs associated with acquiring manufacturing capabilities are exorbitant and, therefore, it is difficult for companies with limited finances and capacity constraints to succeed by themselves. Over the years, the contract manufacturing market has grown

Gene Therapies: Mapping the Future Growth Potential

The first gene therapy, Gendicine®, was only approved in 2003 in China; since then, the domain has evolved significantly. The ‘Gene Therapy Market (2nd Edition), 2018-2030’ report provides an extensive study on the current market landscape of gene therapies, with a prime focus on gene augmentation based therapies and oncolytic viral therapies, featuring an elaborate discussion on the

Back of the Eye Disorders: The Emergence of Novel Drugs and Delivery Technologies

The current treatment landscape for back of the eye disorders is characterized by the presence of blockbuster Novel Drugs, such as Lucentis® and Eylea®, and various other therapeutic options. Despite the success of these therapies, their invasive mode of administration, high dosage frequency and other drug related side effects, are some of the drawbacks that

Cancer Stem Cell Therapies: Mapping the Future Growth Potential

The objective of the ongoing R&D in this domain is to develop novel CSC directed treatments that can combat complications, such as off-target toxicities and disease relapse, associated with the current standard of care treatments. The ‘Cancer Stem Cell Therapies Market, 2017-2030’ report examines the current landscape and the future outlook of the growing pipeline of products

Antibody Drug Conjugates: Riding on the Second Growth Wave

While there are close to 200 ADCs in various stages of development, the market field is currently going through a gradual transition, shifting from relying on conventional technologies to newer approaches for generating ADCs. The ‘Antibody Drug Conjugates Market (4th Edition), 2017-2030’ report provides a comprehensive study on the current landscape of ADCs, featuring an elaborate discussion

Cell Line Development: A Gold Mine for Service Providers

Owing to their use in the manufacturing of biologics and biosimilars, and various application areas, such as drug screening, gene functional studies, cell-based assay development, diagnostics and tissue engineering, there is growing demand for different types of cell lines. The ‘Cell Line Development Services Market, 2017 – 2027’ report provides an extensive study of the rapidly growing market

T-Cell Immunotherapy: The Next Big Thing in Immunotherapeutics

The concept of immunotherapies dates back to the 18th century; however, since its inception, the field has evolved tremendously and is currently cited as one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. Post the early success of immune checkpoint inhibitors, T-cell immunotherapy has emerged as another innovative and potent arm of this market.

Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies in Healthcare

In order to effectively combat the problems related to counterfeit medicines, several companies have come up with innovative technologies to provide the necessary tools to manufacturers, healthcare professionals and patients to authenticate pharmaceutical products. These technologies can be broadly classified under two categories, namely Authentication Technologies and Track & Trace Technologies. Authentication technologies are further

Social Media in Pharmaceutical Marketing

The importance of the pharmaceutical industry as a global sector is undeniable. In 2014, pharmaceutical sales reached a milestone of USD 1 trillion. Apart from discovering and developing innovative healthcare solutions, pharmaceutical companies also need to market and promote their products to remain profitable. It is worth mentioning that the sales and distribution of pharmaceutical

Generic Drugs: Rising Opportunity for Indian Pharmaceutical Players

India is en route to becoming a powerful and dynamic nation. Numerous initiatives undertaken by both the private and public sectors have been launched to revolutionize the way the nation operates. Prominent examples include the smart cities initiative, introduction of high speed trains, and the extensive efforts by the current Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi,