In recent years, cell and gene therapies have been generating highly promising results in clinical studies, advancing them toward the market. However, the small number of products launched to date have not been proven commercial successes, with a number of advanced therapies being withdrawn from the EU market and limited sales of CAR-T therapies in the U.S.
Developing a continuous manufacturing (CM) process for a new drug or implementing CM for an existing batch process demands significant time, effort, and money. Adapting any manufacturing process to CM requires in-depth chemical and mechanical engineering understanding as well as the right technologies.
In the United States, a national debate on drug pricing is taking place, with questions being raised about why U.S. patients pay some of the highest fees in the world to access prescription medicines. One drug class in the spotlight more than others is the insulins, as U.S. politicians put their pricing and the manufacturers that market them under scrutiny.
Why does “Quality” seem like such a slippery, elusive term? The answer is easy: It’s because the people who claim to know it really don’t. And everyone else is exhibiting a form of the psychological bias known as the bandwagon effect, in which they go along with the rhetoric because everyone else is.
Not only must new IoMT patents make it through the typical granting process, the market’s size suggests that post-grant challenges may become increasingly common.
Looking forward, it will be increasingly important for pharma companies to employ ingenious strategies to access data already existing in the healthcare environment, moving away from solely building and owning data sets.
CARVER + Shock is a vulnerability assessment tool that can help manufacturers of medicinal products protect their products from deliberate contamination. Originally developed by the U.S. military, the technique can also be applied to raw/starting materials, production, distribution, and commercial and retail sales.
There are over a quarter million active clinical trials registered with the FDA right now, up from just 1 percent of that figure at the turn of the century. It’s a $65 billion industry – clinical trials alone, that is, and it’s only going to get bigger.
Retraining an operator involved in a microbiological excursion is almost always part of the corrective and preventative action (CAPA), yet repeat excursions and deviations due to improper aseptic technique still routinely occur. So, why do some operators still have difficulty executing the task after completing such intensive training programs?
It is critical that companies in the medical device space have comprehensive, well-written, and descriptive procedures not only for documentation, but for assessing the impact of any and all changes, no matter how minor.