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Drug delivery is a term that refers to the delivery of a pharmaceutical compound into the body. Most common methods of delivery include the preferred non-invasive oral (through the mouth), nasal, pneumonial (inhalation), and rectal routes. Much research is now focussing on nanotechnology as a drug delivery method.
National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

National award presented to seven community health centers for innovation in diabetes care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored seven of the nation's 1,200 community health centers with the Innovations in Care Award at this week's Community Health Institute and EXPO in Orlando, Florida. [More]
Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. [More]
University of Nottingham to lead £6.5m research project that aims to develop next generation biomaterials

University of Nottingham to lead £6.5m research project that aims to develop next generation biomaterials

The University of Nottingham is to lead a £6.5m research project which aims to make the leap from 2D to 3D in the development of advanced materials and realise the true potential of regenerative medicine and medical devices for the future. [More]
Frost & Sullivan recognizes BD with 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation

Frost & Sullivan recognizes BD with 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation

Based on its recent analysis of the intravenous drug delivery devices market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The company's BD Intelliport System is the industry's first medication management system designed to overcome long-standing challenges associated with the administration of manual intravenous bolus injections. [More]
iCo Therapeutics incurs total comprehensive loss of $738,607 for second quarter 2015

iCo Therapeutics incurs total comprehensive loss of $738,607 for second quarter 2015

iCo Therapeutics, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Amounts, unless specified otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and presented under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). [More]

New £5.4 million grant may accelerate discovery, application of advanced materials in healthcare

A new £5.4 million grant for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of new advanced materials in healthcare was announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]
Chrono obtains second Fast Track SBIR grant award from NCI to support development of smoking cessation therapy

Chrono obtains second Fast Track SBIR grant award from NCI to support development of smoking cessation therapy

Chrono Therapeutics, a pioneer in digital drug therapy, today announced it has received a second Phase 1 and Phase 2 Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant award from the National Cancer Institute. [More]
BD Life Sciences completes acquisition of Cellular Research

BD Life Sciences completes acquisition of Cellular Research

BD Life Sciences, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cellular Research, Inc. [More]
CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD is pleased to announce a new funding agreement, in collaboration with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. Agency for International Development, in support of a human centered design (HCD) strategy to increase demand, use and adherence of HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa. [More]
Louisiana Tech team discovers new nanocomposite that could be used in targeted drug delivery for fighting cancer

Louisiana Tech team discovers new nanocomposite that could be used in targeted drug delivery for fighting cancer

Faculty at Louisiana Tech University have discovered, for the first time, a new nanocomposite formed by the self-assembly of copper and a biological component that occurs under physiological conditions, which are similar those found in the human body and could be used in targeted drug delivery for fighting diseases such as cancer. [More]
Nuvo Research granted U.S. patent for novel topical foam formulations that use DMSO to enhance drug delivery

Nuvo Research granted U.S. patent for novel topical foam formulations that use DMSO to enhance drug delivery

Nuvo Research Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced that the United States Patent Office has granted U.S. patent no. 9,107,823 ('823 Patent) covering novel topical foam formulations that include dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) together with certain drug actives. [More]

Study shows how single-cell organisms can somersault or bend their bodies

In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance of somersaults, meandering wanderings, and even a ballistic type of behavior, wrote Sunghwan "Sunny" Jung, a member of the Virginia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics. [More]
Save a child with asthma with a disposable paper cup

Save a child with asthma with a disposable paper cup

A disposable cup – favoured by many of the high street’s well known coffee shops – is the inspiration behind a new and scientifically reviewed device for the safe and prompt treatment of school age children suffering acute asthma, which often presents as an emergency situation. [More]
BDSI announces FDA approval of sNDA for new formulation of ONSOLIS (fentanyl buccal soluble film) CII

BDSI announces FDA approval of sNDA for new formulation of ONSOLIS (fentanyl buccal soluble film) CII

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for a new formulation of ONSOLIS (fentanyl buccal soluble film) CII for the management of breakthrough pain in patients with cancer who are opioid tolerant. [More]
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher awarded grant to advance protein hydrogels that mimic nature

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher awarded grant to advance protein hydrogels that mimic nature

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office recently awarded a New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher a grant to advance protein-engineered, environmentally responsive hydrogels that could replicate biochemical processes currently found only in nature. These protein hydrogels could become fundamental building blocks of important new biomimetic materials. [More]
New review points to most promising areas for liposomes' further development

New review points to most promising areas for liposomes' further development

An international group of scientists, including Vladimir Chupin, head of the Biophysics Section at MIPT, and Vladimir Torchilin (Northeastern University, the USA), one of the world's leading experts in pharmacology, recently presented a review of liposomes, microscopic capsules widely used all over the world in the development of new drugs. [More]
Impax sells U.S. rights to Daraprim brand for $55 million to Turing Pharmaceuticals

Impax sells U.S. rights to Daraprim brand for $55 million to Turing Pharmaceuticals

Impax Laboratories, Inc. today announced that it has sold its U.S. rights to the Daraprim brand to Turing Pharmaceuticals AG for approximately $55 million. [More]
Flowonix Medical's new Patient Therapy Controller approved for market release

Flowonix Medical's new Patient Therapy Controller approved for market release

Flowonix Medical, Inc., announced today that its newest product, the Patient Therapy Controller (PTC), has been approved for market release. The PTC interfaces with the company's Prometra platform of intrathecal infusion devices. A small, hand-held device with a touch-screen, the PTC allows the patient to initiate a bolus delivery of medication from the implanted pump. [More]
BD reports adjusted revenues of $3.133 billion for third fiscal quarter 2015

BD reports adjusted revenues of $3.133 billion for third fiscal quarter 2015

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly adjusted revenues of $3.133 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 45.2 percent over the prior-year period as reported, or 55.6 percent on a currency-neutral basis. On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, adjusted revenues grew 2.4 percent. As reported, revenues were $3.120 billion. [More]
Northwestern gets $17.5 million NIH grant to invent, develop implantable drug delivery system for HIV prevention

Northwestern gets $17.5 million NIH grant to invent, develop implantable drug delivery system for HIV prevention

Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a five-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an interdisciplinary project that aims to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection for up to a year at a time. [More]
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