26-Nov-2015 - Teva has teamed with Heptares to develop and commercialise easily-deliverable small-molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide (GPCR) antagonists to treat migraine.
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.
19-Nov-2015 - A laser-based treatment will allow powdered vaccines to be delivered through the skin, scientists say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30-Oct-2015 - A protein in malaria could be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs to many types of tumours.
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.
28-Oct-2015 - Irish scientists have completed the most comprehensive structural study yet of a PEGylated protein, giving greater insight into how such molecules improve injectable therapies.
26-Oct-2015 - A nanoparticle that binds to immune cells in the body has been shown to tune down inflammation and offer a potential first-of-a-kind treatment for sepsis.
21-Oct-2015 - Sanofi has reportedly issued a hiring freeze across its commercial team for its inhaled insulin product, Afrezza.
09-Oct-2015 - Demand for multiparticulate drug delivery systems has led Almac to add fluid-bed processing and encapsulation services to its pharma offering.
07-Oct-2015 - Capsugel has seen growing pharma demand for vegetarian capsules with formulation benefits outweighing the fact they cost more than gelatin.
06-Oct-2015 - In an exclusive Q&A, nanoparticle pioneer Kathryn Whitehead wishes industry would invest more in delivery vehicles and predicts Alnylam will be first to commercialise an siRNA therapeutic.
01-Oct-2015 - Innovate Pharmaceuticals has launched what it claims is the world’s first shelf-stable liquid aspirin, and says it is on the look-out for a licensing partner for the “$500m” market.
30-Sep-2015 - Teva has acquired Gecko Health Innovations, adding an inhaler app it says can help patients manage asthma and COPD.
29-Sep-2015 - Blocking the neuropeptides that regulate arousal and appetite could lead to a treatment for cocaine addiction, says Heptares which has received an NIH development grant.
29-Sep-2015 - Novartis has extended a deal with Unilife for the supply of an injectable drug delivery system for use with an early stage drug candidate.
22-Sep-2015 - Amgen could pay up to $1.25bn Dezima Pharma if its promising lead candidate - the cholesterol buster TA-8995 - is approved.
22-Sep-2015 - Cilian has teamed up with Glide Technologies to develop a solid dose influenza vaccine to be delivered via a needle-free injector.
16-Sep-2015 - Indian generics company Sun Pharma has made a $48m (€42m) offer for US eye drug maker InSite Vision and its delivery platform.
16-Sep-2015 - Biocon has begun commercial manufacturing at its Bangalore devices facility to support the launch of its insulin pen product, Basalog One.
15-Sep-2015 - BASF is developing extra-soluble nanoparticles for better drug delivery using faster-than-sound technology.
15-Sep-2015 - Unilife has axed about 50 R&D jobs as part of a plan to reduce its operating expenses.