Newsletter | February 11, 2020

02.11.20 -- Optimizing Drug Product Formulation

 
Characterize Drug Substance Properties Early To Optimize Drug Formulation
 

Drug substance characterization is critical to drug product formulation, but characterization and formulation are often not integrated during drug development. This creates needless difficulties, because if drug substance (DS) chemists and drug product (DP) formulators collaborate on a formulation development strategy for early Phase I first-in-human clinical studies, they can save time, money, and avoid rework.

Strategies For API Solubility And Bioavailability Enhancement: Selecting Technologies And Excipients
 

Bypassing conventional trial-and-error methods for solubility challenges and excipient selection can eliminate unnecessary testing, improve the efficacy of your formulation, and increase your overall speed-to-market.

Quality By Design: A Holistic Approach To Drug Development
 

As the biopharmaceutical industry continues to evolve, the quality by design (QbD) holistic and proactive approach to drug development and manufacturing is transforming key processes. While QbD evolves from good practices to agency requirements, how can sponsors ensure that rigorous, scientific risk-based approaches are used to bring better and safer therapies to market faster?

Ensuring The Greatest Return From Your Poorly Soluble Molecule
 
Currently, about 70 percent of new molecular entities exhibit poor solubility in water and require some form of enhancement in order to achieve sufficient bioavailability. However, the sheer number of potential strategies for improving the solubility of a compound can overwhelm many developers, leaving them unsure how to choose a path forward.