Pharmaceutical Technology Europe-05-01-2007

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Drug Delivery

May 01, 2007

There is a tremendous need to enhance delivery of potential therapeutics to the brain for treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The blood brain barrier (BBB) restricts and controls the exchange of compounds between the CNS and the blood, which requires discovery of new modalities allowing for effective drug delivery to the CNS. Polymer nanotechnology has now become one of the most attractive areas of pharmaceutical research. This review focuses on the current progress in polymeric nanoparticles, where the specific arrangement of the polymeric matter at the nanoscale is utilized to design drug delivery systems that provide safe and efficient transport of CNS drugs across the BBB.

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Outsourcing

May 01, 2007

The more experienced contract manufacturers go far beyond superficial process improvements, drawing on their own expertise and resources to improve the service, value and flexibility they offer their clients.

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Biopharmaceuticals

May 01, 2007

This article discusses a number of factors that may influence the behaviour of conjugated biopharmaceuticals. Optimizing bioconjugation processes may be critical to achieve the desired drug performance.

Outsourcing
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

May 01, 2007

Key to the success of outsourcing stability studies is the relationship/partnership between the client and CRO. It involves a high degree of trust and mutual support

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One of the major concerns with introducing PAT, however, is that the bias towards process engineering may not ultimately lead to complete control of product quality.

Biopharmaceuticals
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May 01, 2007

...Scotland has a favourable regulatory environment, funding support from its government and some of the most advanced research facilities in the world.

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Outsourcing

May 01, 2007

The pharmaceutical industry has long been suffering from declining productivity. The urgent need to infuse change to counter the various challenges, competition and demand has been increasing over the years. It is no longer viable for pharmaceutical companies to depend on complete in-house utilization of the various processes in drug manufacture.

Manufacturing & Processing
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

May 01, 2007

Green chemistry involves redesigning processes so that more of the raw material ends up in the product, rather than as waste...