Category: Pharmaceuticals

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