Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Finding the Right Formula

September 20th, 2010

Finding the Right Formula

Abstract:
The Biological Test Center in Irvine, Calif., which focuses on drug dosage formulations, reports that due to the insolubility of certain compounds, nanotechnology is moving to the forefront. For both commercial and experimental ophthalmic compounds, the company has seen an increase in testing of implantable drug coated or controlled-release delivery devices.

"The days when a simple salt of a molecule would provide all of the solubility and stability required appear to be behind us," says Velasco's Barnes. "This actually provides a great opportunity for formulators to save an otherwise good drug molecule from oblivion. There is also the added benefit of patent life extension to be gained by companies who invest in formulating these challenging compounds."

Companies also are looking at formulation as a way to alter toxicology profiles, change bioavailability, or deliver drugs to particular sites, according to Charles River. Time release formulations, depot formulations, formulations that are used with special devices to administer the drug, and use of nanoparticles to change the distribution of drugs in cells and tissues are becoming more and more complex.

Source:
dddmag.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

JPK’s NanoWizard AFM system is being used for cell studies in the Research Centre for Nanometer-scale Science & Advanced Materials at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia May 31st, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Expand Presence in China with 300mm Fab in Chongqing: Company plans new manufacturing facility and additional design capabilities to serve customers in China May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix establishes promising preclinical proof-of-concept in Immuno Oncology May 31st, 2016

Nanomedicine

JPK’s NanoWizard AFM system is being used for cell studies in the Research Centre for Nanometer-scale Science & Advanced Materials at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix establishes promising preclinical proof-of-concept in Immuno Oncology May 31st, 2016

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA May 30th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

JPK’s NanoWizard AFM system is being used for cell studies in the Research Centre for Nanometer-scale Science & Advanced Materials at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia May 31st, 2016

Nanobiotix establishes promising preclinical proof-of-concept in Immuno Oncology May 31st, 2016

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA May 30th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic