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'Drug-in-capsule' demand for trial material drives Juniper micro-dose investment

The Xceledose system: "similar to ‘tapping a pepper pot'" - photo Istock/AlonsoAguilar

23-Nov-2015 - Juniper Pharmaceuticals has made a “significant capital investment” to expand its Xcelodose powder micro-dosing system to feed demand for Phase I study materials.

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Laser delivery will allow painless, needle-less vaccines

19-Nov-2015 - A laser-based treatment will allow powdered vaccines to be delivered through the skin, scientists say.

Scientists model Ebola drug delivery on virus’s infection route

11-Nov-2015 - A project modelling how the Ebola virus enters cells could help researchers discover a small molecule drug delivery method to fight the virus.

MannKind: Afrezza's slow start comparable to launch of Toyota Prius

10-Nov-2015 - MannKind says it is confident sales of its inhaled insulin product Afrezza - commercialised by Sanofi - will pick up after disappointing growth since launch.

Unilife undecided on takeover plans; gives December 31 deadline

10-Nov-2015 - Unilife CEO Alan Shortall yesterday confirmed the drug delivery company is still “receiving interest from several parties under the strategic review process” and set a deadline of December 31 to announce any potential takeover.  The company received its most recent round of debt financing three weeks ago.

Hand-held ultrasound pulse could deliver drugs through gut wall, new research

03-Nov-2015 - US researchers have found that using an ultrasound probe increases small molecule delivery through the intestinal tract of animal models and could help deliver drugs in human.

Malaria protein conjugate could deliver anti-cancer drugs, researcher

30-Oct-2015 - A protein in malaria could be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs to many types of tumours.

Self-guide nanomotor delivers, according to Dutch study

29-Oct-2015 - Researchers have taken a step closer to nanomotor-based drug delivery by creating a tiny motor to follow a chemical path towards target cells. 

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