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Microneedle patch with precise vancomycin drug dose against MRSA skin infections

5 January 2022 | By ,

Effective vancomycin concentrations can be delivered locally to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected sites of the skin with the use of miniaturised needles. This presents opportunities for targeted delivery of medication for focal skin diseases. Here, Georgios A Sotiriou and Liv Eidsmo of the Karolinska Institutet discuss some of them.

United efforts to accelerate drug development

22 December 2021 | By , ,

From the Cancer Drug Development Forum (CDDF), John Smyth (Chairman), Axel Glasmacher (Treasurer) and Jaap Verweij (Managing Director) clarify the importance of a collaborative industry approach to cancer therapy development and highlight the most pressing challenges for discussion in their meetings and workshops.

Counterfeit classifications using Raman spectroscopy and visible near-infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral imaging

22 December 2021 | By , , ,

Colleagues Jeremy Peters, Brittany Handzo, Shan Xiao, PhD and Ravi Kalyanaraman, PhD from the Forensics and Innovative Technologies (FIT) group within Global Quality Analytical Science and Technology (GQAS&T) at Bristol-Myers Squibb, present two methods of counterfeit drug determination.