In this exclusive interview with ONdrugDelivery, Aaron Mann discusses how Kindeva is positioned to move forward as a major CDMO specialising in inhalation and transdermal dosage forms, having been formed from 3M’s drug delivery in May 2020. We also cover the impact of Covid-19, environmental sustainability, and current challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry.
TFF AND UNION AGREE LICENSING PACT FOR TFF TECHNOLOGY WITH NICLOSAMIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OF COVID-19
A novel inhaled formulation of the approved antihelminthic drug, niclosamide, is under development at the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin for COVID-19. The compound was recently confirmed to exhibit antiviral efficacy in SARS-COV-2 infected cells and indeed was more potent compared with chloroquine, lopinavir and remdesivir, the group said.
Nicolas Schwenck and Michael Hahn summarise the critical success factors for bringing a new vibrating membrane nebuliser for a drug-device combination product to the market. They highlight opportunities and pitfalls – starting from the evaluation phase, through the development phase and finally during commercialisation.
Specialist respiratory drug product news publication OINDP News, has reported progress from several intranasal and inhaled COVID-19 vaccine development programmes, including from Altimmune, APEPTICO, a partnership between Neurimmune and Ethris, and a partnership between UW–Madison, FluGen and Bharat Biotech.
Theravance Biopharma is advancing TD-0903, a lung-selective nebulised Janus kinase inhibitor (JAKi) into clinical development to assess its utility in preventing the cytokine storm associated with acute lung injury (ALI) in patients hospitalised COVID-19 patients. The goal is the prevention of disease progression to ARDS.
Insmed implements corporate initiatives in response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) global pandemic including a remote working policy to allow infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists to focus on treating patients and containing the virus. Arikares trainers will now offer remote training and onboarding for patients who initiate treatment with ARIKAYCE.