Stephanie Emory explores the pros and cons of various technologies for enhancing solubility and bioavailability for oral drug formulations. Further, Dr Emory draws on her experience as a reviewer at the US FDA to discuss how developers can view the FDA as a partner to aid success when leveraging innovative approaches.
Richard Johnson discusses the advantages of nasal delivery and why there is growing interest in this route of administration, as well as considering some of the challenges that may arise during the development of nasal formulations for use in the clinic, and the regulatory and testing requirements associated with them.
George I’ons discusses the challenges developing connected devices presents to key market stakeholders when it comes to successful rollout and implementation. Additionally, he considers the perspectives of these market players, as well as the patients themselves, with respect to how connected drug delivery devices can help them to better achieve their desired outcomes.
Allison Strochlic and Andrea Dwyer discuss the often overlooked aspect of a combination product user interface: the packaging. With a specific look at injection devices, the authors cover how to perform proper human factors testing of a combination product’s packaging, and the advantages doing so can confer to a project.
Sergio Malorni and George Bostock discuss the issue of designing for sustainability, including going beyond “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” to “Rethink” and looking to adjacent and consumer industries for inspiration on innovations the drug delivery industry can adopt with a view to reducing its environmental impact.