Drug industry demand for ways of improving drug bioavailability is increasing as industry development pipelines fill with BCS Class II and IV compounds.
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22-Jul-2014 - Scientists in Sweden have developed a magnesium carbonate-based excipient they claim is a low-cost nanotech alternative to silica for drugmakers struggling to formulate insoluble APIs.
05-Jun-2014 - Capsugel has installed a commercial-scale dryer in its recently acquired Bend Research R&D facility, citing a rise in demand for non-GMP spray dried dispersion (SDD) services.
29-Apr-2014 - Capsugel is no longer a simple capsule provider but a differentiated player in the CDMO industry, the firm says as it wins a scale-up manufacturing contract for Chiasma and Roche’s...
08-Apr-2014 - Molecular Profiles has invested in hot melt extrusion (HME) and nano milling capabilities citing client demand for improving the bioavailablity of drugs.
19-Mar-2014 - US pharmaceutical firms ‘fear change’ and need guidance on assessing safe excipient supply to become more like their European counterparts, says a senior IPEC expert.
19-Mar-2014 - Aegis Therapeutics claims a technology developed to improve the bioavailability of drugs delivered through the nose has a similar solubility enhancement effect in a solid dosage form.
18-Mar-2014 - Caisson Biotech has licensed its drug-extending technology for injectables to Novo Nordisk.
06-Feb-2014 - An increased trend in dealmaking for targeted drug delivery last year will continue to drive partnerships in 2014, according to a pharmaceutical partnering expert.
16-Dec-2013 - Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has set out to try and raise money to support the commercial launch of the first drug product that uses its ZipDose delivery tech.
12-Nov-2013 - There are multiple ways to make amorphous dispersions in order to enhance bioavailability but spray dry dispersion (SDD) is often the most applicable, Bend Research says.
31-Oct-2013 - The acquisition of Bend Research by Capsugel may be “a marriage made in heaven” for customers, the firms say, as the first drug delivery tech is transferred.
28-Oct-2013 - Dow says the acquisition of partner Bend Research is “good news” and will strengthen its developments in solving solubility and bioavailability issues in drug formulation.
28-Oct-2013 - Regulatory pressure for risk-based supply chain management is increasing excipient suppliers’ audit burden according to the team preparing to launch the 'excipact' certification scheme as an independent association.
08-Oct-2013 - Enteris has secured its first partnership to develop metabolic peptides for Nordic Bioscience using an oral delivery platform it says offers unparalleled bioavailability.
06-Aug-2013 - Enteris has acquired an oral drug delivery platform from Unigene Laboratories and says the excipients used can increase solubility and absorption for both peptides and small molecules.
30-Jul-2013 - Catalent has completed the purchase of a Chinese softgel firm following regulatory approval.
24-Jul-2013 - Dry powder inhaler firms may soon be able to eliminate lactose from formulations if a new high dispersibility particle production platform is successful in trials.
09-Jul-2013 - Increased challenges in drug delivery have led to Catalent integrating its technologies and services in order to create a new business unit.
26-Jun-2013 - Critical Pharmaceuticals says its protein and peptide delivery technologies offer long acting injectables and greater compliance, saving money and easing patient administration.
17-Jun-2013 - The latest technology platform from Capsugel's four-month old DFS Unit offers greater bioavailabilty and stability in oral dose formulation, says the company.
18-Apr-2013 - Following its acquisition by Mayne Pharma, Metrics says it is to offer proprietary pellet form technology for advanced drug release and to increase bioavailability.
18-Mar-2013 - Drug solubility science, technology and solutions will take centre stage at “The Bioavailability Challenge” a free to attend online event in-Pharmatechnologist.com is hosting on Wednesday, March 20.
25-Feb-2013 - Bend Research has partnered with its second chemistry major in six months, teaming up with BASF to develop bioavailability-boosting excipients.
20-Feb-2013 - Royal DSM expects its pharma unit to perform better in 2013 driven by a generics and end-of-lifecycle drug-focused partnership strategy.
19-Feb-2013 - Dow has contracted Cambrex to make its solubility enhancing polymer HPMCAS, adding manufacturing clout to its bioavailability-focused collaboration with Bend Research.