Tag: Research

Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Evolving Market

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by the death of brain cells, eventually leading to memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and dementia. Accounting for 60-70% cases of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is known to be the sixth leading cause of death in the US.   Presently, more than 6 million Americans of all ages are living

Novel Drug Reconstitution Systems: Opportunities in Accurate Reconstitution and Drug Delivery

The novel drug reconstitution systems have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional methods of reconstitution, adding significant value to the storage and transfer of lyophilized therapeutics. These systems enhance the portability, efficiency and optimum delivery of the lyophilized drugs and have the potential to reduce the number of steps significantly, which enable the dilution

Novel Drug Reconstitution Systems: Emerging Options for the Reconstitution of Lyophilized Drugs

Lyophilization of Pharmaceuticals and Drug Reconstitution In 2018, seven out of ten top-selling prescription medicines were biologics. The liquid formulations of biologics are not much stable and tend to loose efficacy with time due to the changes in their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. Therefore, lyophilization of such drugs is essential before their storage. Around 50%

Antibody Purification: A Deeper Look into Service Providers Landscape

Over time, several innovative technologies have been developed to support the designing and manufacturing of various types of antibody products; however, the aforementioned processes are characterized by high costs and technical complexities, especially during the production and downstream processing steps. Therefore, it is challenging for new entrants and companies with limited resources and capital, to

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

Fill / Finish Services Industry: Impact of the Swelling Biopharmaceutical Pipelines

Biopharmaceuticals represent the most rapidly growing and high-value segment of the pharmaceutical industry. Growing at an annualized rate of ~12%, the industry stands tall with more than 5,000 biologics in development and over 300 FDA approved biologics, since 2002. Biologic drug development is characterized by high quality standards and a rapidly growing demand for novel

In Vitro ADME Testing Services: Emerging Opportunities for Service Providers

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), less than 10% of investigational new drug (IND) candidates progress beyond the submission of a new drug application (NDA); this implies that majority of the drug / therapy candidates fail to reach the market owing to unacceptable safety and efficacy profiles and the problems associated with

Peptide APIs – A Deeper Look Into Contract Manufacturing Market

The recent years have portrayed the renaissance of peptide APIs, as pharma industry has once again turned its attention towards the potential of therapeutic peptides. Adoption of peptides as therapeutic agents have side-lined some of the earlier concerns associated with them, such as bioavailability, and has led to manufacturing of high-quality peptides in a larger

Increasing Rate of Drug Failure has Prompted the Drug Developers to Rely on CROs offering In Vitro ADME Testing Services for their Outsourcing Requirements

It is important to note that the process of drug discovery is extremely demanding, both in terms of capital and time. In fact, the overall amount spent on R&D initiatives in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector has increased from around USD 128 billion in 2008 to USD 165 billion in 2018. Moreover, only a small

Targeted Protein Degradation is Anticipated to Become a Major Therapeutic Modality in the Coming Decade

The targeted protein degradation approach is believed to possess the potential to unlock the undruggable proteome, which was traditionally considered to be inaccessible. Compared to conventional inhibition strategies, degradation offers several benefits, which include the opportunity to completely remove aberrant proteins and associated systemic malfunctions. As a result, targeted protein degradation-based therapeutics have generated enthusiasm

In Silico / Computer-Aided Drug Discovery Service Providers for Large Molecules

Over time, the complexities associated with drug discovery have increased, especially in case of large molecule drugs, which are inherently more complex than conventional small molecules. As a result, an increase in the overall research and development (R&D) expenditure in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector has been witnessed. In addition to the complexities involved, the

Next Generation Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Stimulators: Another Big Opportunity

There is an urgent unmet need for developing innovative and effective cancer therapeutics for the treatment of patients with late-stage and refractory cancer. Amidst the widespread initiatives to develop more targeted anti-cancer therapies, immune checkpoint inhibitors emerged as a highly specific and potent option to eradicate tumor cells with minimal side effects. Once the body

CRISPR Can be a Solution to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we know, COVID-19 is causing large scale loss of life and severe human suffering. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, researchers are racing against the clock to develop diagnostic tools, vaccines and treatments. Recently, WHO has launched a Solidarity clinical trial to assess relative effectiveness of four potential drugs against COVID-19. Further, there

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic with Oligonucleotides

Never before, scientists say, the universal community of researchers have put a halt to all other ongoing research and have urgently focused towards swiftly evolving health emergency. In the past few months, scientists have been repurposing their research efforts towards contributing to the global effort in response to COVID-19 pandemic. For the purpose of mitigating

Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing: Transforming Promise into Reality

The development and manufacturing processes for biologics are complex, and usually require advanced capabilities and specialized expertise. This has led many stakeholders in the biopharmaceutical industry to outsource significant parts of their business operations to contract service providers. The ‘Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market (2nd edition), 2017 – 2027’ report provides an extensive study of the contract manufacturing