The EMA was a proactive force in 2019, granting marketing authorisation for a range of drugs. This article highlights some of the most important advancements made by the agency last year.
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Health authorities in Dubai have announced that they will introduce a new track and trace system to the emirate by mid-2020. This article investigates how this will help to improve the safety and quality of medicinal products.
A proof-of-concept nanorobot design could be used to target cancer cells by their glucose consumption and deliver a drug payload in response to tumour interaction.
Several organisations have developed guidelines that specifically address genotoxic impurities in pharmaceutical products. Here, Dr Sol Bobst and Gowri Sukumar discuss the regulatory landscape, testing requirements and calculation methods for occupational exposure limits.
Clinical microbiologists have started using new, non-conventional methods to study the microbiology of the human gut. In this article, Jeanne Moldenhauer discusses the intricacies of culturomic and metagenomic studies and how this can advance current research.
Since it was discovered in the 1920s, Raman spectroscopy has been used in pharmaceutical research as a non‐invasive way to provide chemical and structural information in situ, without any staining or complicated sample preparation. Nikki Withers spoke to Professor Kishan Dholakia to hear more about its use in industry and…
Faced with the looming deadline for compliance of May 2020, many medical device companies still haven’t fully grasped the impact of the new EU Medical Device Regulations (MDR) across all their product labelling. The requirements also affect what goes on Information-for-Use (IFU) leaflets and electronic equivalents. Here, Graham Francis offers…
Drug safety is a huge concern for big pharma and tampering and counterfeiting in the market is dangerous for both consumers and brands. In this article, Prakash Shetty shares the latest innovations in packaging design and highlights how tamper proofing and developments in technology can protect all concerned.
Mergers and acquisitions in any market can define the landscape for its players. In this article, Emma Danks of Taylor Wessing reflects on recent M&A activity in the biopharmaceutical industry, highlighting influencing trends and what this might mean for the future.
The first gene therapy products are appearing commercially and the field is growing rapidly with over 350 clinical trials taking place in H1 of 2019 alone. So why is this area attracting so much attention? Dr Philip Probert and Dr Stuart Jamieson discuss the potential of gene therapy and the…
Nanobots have the capacity to precisely release drugs in the body for targeted delivery. Victoria Rees investigates several new developments in the nanobot field, to discover recent advances and how nanobot drug delivery systems may continue to evolve.
Formulation confidence with recombinant albumin: the benefits of a versatile stabiliser for challenging formulations
The path to formulation of pharmaceuticals is not always straightforward, especially as products are becoming increasingly complex. Recognising strategies with the greatest advantages and considering all the options available to get the best drugs to market can greatly facilitate drug development and formulation. This article will demonstrate how recombinant albumin…
Industry experts share their latest research and developments in pharma.
Characterisation and quality control of proteinbased biotherapeutics has historically been a lengthy and challenging process due to their complexity and inherent heterogeneity.
This article highlights the 10 most popular news stories published by European Pharmaceutical Review in 2019.