NOVEL ORAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Issue No #88
July 9th, 2018
Inside the magazine
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Highlights Potential Suitability of its Platform Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine
In a letter to shareholders issued as an update relating to COVID-19, Oramed Pharmaceuticals has highlighted the suitability of its platform technology for protein-based vaccines, including potentially a vaccine against COVID-19, and the potential for partnerships for such a project.
Dr Damon C Smith
PREVENTION NOT CURE: AVOIDING A EUROPEAN PRESCRIPTION OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Damon Smith, Richard Dart and Christopher Hirst discuss the causes and possible solutions to the prescription opioid epidemic, as well as whether or not Europe is likely to face a similar fate.
HIGH SHEAR COATING: A VERSATILE TASTE-MASKING PROCESS
Cécile Morin and Yvonne Rosiaux discuss taste-masking, covering the advantages of Precirol
ATO 5 and how Gattefossé’s high shear coating process presents an appealing alternative to standard fluid bed techniques.
ORAL FILMS – A MULTI-FACETED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND DOSAGE FORM
Oral films are a relative newcomer to the drug delivery space, though one with considerable potential. Rob Davidson and Jessica Rousset give an overview of this dosage form, from formulation through manufacturing to future outlook.
Dr Anna Malori
ORAL DRUG RECONSTITUTION: MAKING IT EASY AND ACCURATE VIA PACKAGING INNOVATION
Anna Malori discusses the oft overlooked challenges and difficulties of standard packaging systems for oral medications requiring reconstitution before use.
THE SCIENCE OF SOLUBILITY AND THE SUCCESS OF AMORPHOUS SOLID DISPERSIONS
Rashmi Nair discusses the persistent challenge presented by poorly soluble drug formulations in oral drug delivery. Furthermore, she goes on to highlight the promise shown by amorphous solid dispersions, despite the difficulties they present.
Dr Michael Baumann
EXCIPIENT INNOVATION REQUIRES CLOSE COLLABORATION
Michael Baumann discusses the need for novel excipients in new drug development, the regulatory difficulties inherent to developing novel excipients and methods of innovation using current compendial excipients.
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