Quality-by-design principles enhance a thorough understanding of both product and process technology, which is needed for optimization of solid-dosage manufacturing, including processes for improving solubility, such as hot-melt extrusion, softgels, and liquid-filled capsules.
In this article, the authors demonstrate that a normal-phase chromatographic method was stability-indicating for a water-sensitive prodrug. The stress conditions using aqueous and non-aqueous conditions were also compared to understand the information obtained with each approach.
Nanomedicines can offer promising benefits in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases but there are still concerns about the safety and quality of these therapeutics partly because of the lack of clear regulatory guidance. Scott McNeil, PhD, director of the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), spoke with Pharmaceutical Technology about nanomedicine characterization.
With nanomedicines on the rise, a new class of non-biological complex drugs (NBCDs), which include nanosimilars, has emerged. As drug regulators are faced with the challenge of defining a framework to ensure the safe introduction of the follow-on nano-therapeutics, Stefan Muhlebach explains why NBCDs cannot be assessed using the standard generic or biosimilar approaches.