Switzerland's Molecular Partners is convinced that it has created a better delivery vehicle for cancer drugs, and Roche is promising to pay up to a billion dollars-plus to see if they're right.
With researchers estimating that as many as 70% of new chemical entities (NCEs) are poorly soluble in water, service providers have scrambled to offer drug delivery technologies that improve bioavailability. But which is right for your active ingredient? Catalent has created software to help answer this question.
The rise of three-dimensional modeling software has changed how Hollywood studios make movies, architects plan skyscrapers and sportswear companies design running shoes. Now, the same software and design principles are changing how researchers develop drug delivery vehicles.
York University students in the U.K. are developing a nanoparticle cancer treatment delivered through a patch, and they're turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their research.
Following its marked growth over the past few years, New Jersey's Catalent is consolidating its drug delivery operation and teaming up with a drug developer to push a new influenza treatment forward.
Acorda Therapeutics is paying at least $8 million for two neuropathic pain drugs from NeurogesX. The deal adds patch and topical liquid treatments to the company's offerings.
Less than two months after getting the FDA go-ahead, Oramed Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patient in a Phase IIa trial for its oral insulin pill. The milestone apparently places it in the lead among companies trying to be the first to market with such a product.
The European injectable drug delivery technologies market was already worth a substantial $6.8 billion in 2012. But that number should soar to $12.4 billion by 2017, Markets and Markets estimates in a new report.
Controlling the process of gene regulation could help treat a wide range of human diseases by silencing portions of the genetic code at the root of the problem. Now investigators may have tapped into a way to create an even more powerful class of miRNA inhibitors and enhancers.
With an increasing reliance on nanoparticles to deliver intravenous drug treatments and serve as imaging agents, how do you make sure they are powerful enough to reach their target? The answer: math.