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  • 'Micromotors' made of zinc and polymer actively release drugs at stomach lining

    Tiny polymer tubes coated with zinc may one day be able to treat stomach conditions such as ulcers by acting as "micromotors" carrying drugs to the stomach lining. Animal studies at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrated in vivo that the synthetic motors enhanced the efficiency of drug delivery to the stomach.

Australian team developing novel formulation to deliver common diabetes drug

Researchers at Curtin University's Biotechnology and Drug Development Research Laboratory in Perth, Australia, are developing a microcapsule formulation that they say improves the drug delivery and absorption of diabetes drugs.

AbbVie, Unilife enter into drug delivery partnership

AbbVie selected Unilife as its drug delivery partner. AbbVie paid $5 million to enter into the development and supply agreement.

Celator's delivery platform results in FDA's fast-track designation for its cancer candidate

Celator Pharmaceuticals received fast-track designation for its candidate for the treatment of secondary acute myeloid leukemia in elderly patients. CPX-351 is designed to achieve sustained release of the anticancer drugs cytarabine and daunorubicin in a precise ratio.

U. Arizona team looks to bring GI delivery vehicle to market

Researchers have developed and are looking to commercialize a drug delivery system designed to treat inflammation and ulcerations in the colon. The "molecular truck" delivers the drug 5-aminosalicylic acid to the colon, where it can treat diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.

India's Piramal to buy U.S. maker of sterile injectables, antibody drug conjugates

India's Piramal Enterprises made official its intention to purchase Kentucky's Coldstream Laboratories, for $30.6 million, a move that will push the company further into the contract manufacturing of drug delivery components like sterile injectable products, lyophilized (freeze-dried) parenterals, and antibody drug conjugates.

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