Article | November 22, 2017

Are You Prepared For The Complexity Of Pediatric Drug Development?

Source: Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
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The numerous controls and processes in place to ensure a medication is safe, effective, and manufactured with the utmost efficiency make drug development extremely complicated. The challenges of drug development can increase if a manufacturer assumes an existing formulation for an adult can also be used for a child. Pediatric drug development requires a formulation designed to fit the specific needs of that patient population. Not considering these requirements early enough could add significant delays and costs to the development process. A manufacturer must have the expertise and necessary dosage form options available to support pediatric drug development as well as the ability to scale these options up through commercial production.

Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific