The pharmaceutical and biotechnology domains have come a long way in advancing drug discovery today. Novel druggable targets and new mechanistic approaches to treat even complex diseases are continually being developed and optimized, generating a rich pipeline of therapeutics. To perfect the delivery of these therapeutics to the patients, subsequent innovations are being made in the drug delivery systems and technologies as well. The next generation of drug delivery technologies is being created that aim to translate the scientific progress underpinning new modalities into clinical benefits for the patients.
Scientists are very much committed today to break down the barriers between the new drugs and their targets in tissues and cells. A broad range of nanoparticles is being developed that can deliver drugs to previously undruggable targets and precisely control the release of drugs in formulations that are convenient for the patients. They are also investigating other innovative ways to deliver therapeutics. For instance, micro-patch technology is being used today to administer solid dose therapeutics.
Notably, a recent study at Washington University in St. Louis showed that microbubble technology could bypass the blood-brain barrier. The researchers thus demonstrated a new way to deliver drugs to the brainstem – a non-invasive administration using microbubbles and ultrasound. Here, the microbubbles work as a contrast agent in the ultrasound to enhance the transfer of intranasally administered drugs. Similarly, milk-derived exosome platforms are utilized today to create oral formulations of antisense drugs. The platform can produce exosomes within which small molecules or biologics could be packed and administered orally.
At this juncture, there is a variety of drug delivery device solution providers available in the market that cater to the different needs of the pharmaceutical companies. To help them choose the solution provider that best fits their requirement, MedTech Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 drug delivery device solution providers. The enlisted solution providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CXOs.
We present to you MedTech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Drug Delivery Device Solution Providers – 2020.”