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

Large Volume Wearable Injectors: The Goldrush Continues

The self-injection devices market is currently characterized by the presence of a myriad of advanced and innovative drug delivery solutions, equipped with a variety of user-friendly features. Notable examples of such products include prefilled syringes, reusable and disposable pen injectors, autoinjectors and large volume wearable injectors. Large volume wearable injectors are capable of drug delivery

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

Drug Adherence Enhancement: Novel Approaches to Drive Future Growth

It has been estimated that, of the ~4 billion annual prescriptions filled by the retailers in the US,  approximately 50% are not taken by patients in accordance to physicians’ instructions.  According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), failure to comply to prescribed treatment regimens has been identified as the cause of

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

Real World Evidence: Unearthing the Gold Mine

Estimates suggest that each prescription drug requires an average of about 10 years and over USD 2.5 billion in working capital before it gets commercialized. In order to gain regulatory approval and establish standards for the safety and efficacy of these products, randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are conducted; these account for a staggering 40% of

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

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