Innovation is the cornerstone of the pharmaceutical industry. That innovation is not only seen in new drug development but also in approaches to extend the lifecycle of a given product through improved formulations and drug-delivery systems. Recent advances and trends in drug-delivery systems were highlighted at one of the sessions at the Pre-Connect Conference held at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid this week.
The value of innovation was emphasized by Catalent, who provided insight on the increasing role of drug-delivery systems in solving complex drug-development challenges, such as bioavailability problems, and improving patient outcomes. The company shared research showing that compared with conventional formulations, advanced drug-delivery systems can potentially increase the value of existing drugs by 25–50% through patent-life extension, product differentiation, accelerated product development and market entry, better patient outcomes and compliance, and improved returns on R&D investment. Read more »