Modulating pharmacokinetics is a core strength of our drug design and development services. We utilize a full range of established modified release technologies, often in combination with solubility-enhancing technologies, to meet target product profiles. Our product development teams utilize specialized processing techniques and phase-appropriate equipment to ensure effective product development and manufacturing from concept, through clinical studies to commercialization.

Immediate release, delayed release and enteric protection, extended release, fixed dose combinations, dual and pulsatile release, and site specific targeting, including colonic delivery, are routinely utilized to meet our customers’ target product profiles and commercial objectives. These highly flexible technologies are formulated into either monolithic or multiparticulate drug product formats. Our product development teams work closely with you to define problem statements, and choose the best formulation approach.


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*AMT = osmotic asymmetric-membrane technology
*SCT = osmotic swellable-core technology
*LMP = lipid multiparticulate technology
Our multi-disciplinary teams work closely with customers to fully define a compound’s problem statements. We focus on understanding the key physical and chemical properties of the compound and the dosage form requirements.

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Our modified & targeted delivery offer

 

Numerous drivers, both clinical and product driven impact the design and development of dosage forms incorporating targeted delivery mechanisms, including:

  • Improving bioavailability
  • Achieving site-specific delivery
  • Meeting clinical needs for specific plasma time-course profiles
  • Avoiding site-specific degradation in the GI tract
  • Improving patient compliance
  • Enabling line extensions, new indications and/or product repositioning
  • Enabling combination formulations and dual-release profiles

Specialized formulations are routinely developed utilizing complementary enabling technologies:

  • Pediatric applications can utilize one of several multiparticulate processing approaches, often combined with taste-masking technologies
  • Fixed-dose combinations can utilize a range of approaches, including multiparticulate technologies, bi- and tri-layer matrices, and capsule-in-capsule formats
  • Osmotic tablet technologies are increasingly utilized with solid dispersion technologies to achieve zero order release of solubilized API
  • Abuse deterrent approaches can be built into the formulation design where applicable, for example with opioids

Technology selection methodologies are utilized for selecting viable and phase-appropriate formulation approaches that both achieve target product profiles and are easily scaled.

 

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