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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.
New lifesaving product aims at reducing death toll from heroin abuse

New lifesaving product aims at reducing death toll from heroin abuse

A new, lifesaving product aimed at reducing the death toll from heroin abuse — developed by a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy — is in its final round of clinical trials and has received Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration. [More]
New tool promises to reduce deaths caused by heroin overdose

New tool promises to reduce deaths caused by heroin overdose

A new, lifesaving product aimed at reducing the death toll from heroin abuse - developed by a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy - is in its final round of clinical trials and has received Fast Track designation by the Food and Drug Administration. [More]
Access Pharmaceuticals enters into exclusive license agreement with Norgine

Access Pharmaceuticals enters into exclusive license agreement with Norgine

ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., an emerging biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it had entered into an exclusive license agreement with Norgine B.V., a leading independent European specialty pharmaceutical company, for the commercialization of MuGard in Europe. [More]
Novel therapy takes rheumatoid arthritis treatment in mice to a new level

Novel therapy takes rheumatoid arthritis treatment in mice to a new level

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes painful inflammation of several joints in the body. The joint capsule becomes swollen, and the disease can also destroy cartilage and bone as it progresses. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 0.5% to 1% of the world's population. Up to this point, doctors have used various drugs to slow or stop the progression of the disease. [More]
BD Medical announces retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo

BD Medical announces retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo

BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the retail pharmacy launch of BD AutoShield Duo, the only pen needle with patented dual front and back-end shields that provides greater convenience and safety before and after injecting. [More]
BioDelivery Sciences updates on Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for PDN treatment

BioDelivery Sciences updates on Clonidine Topical Gel Phase 3 trial for PDN treatment

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced today that it has completed a pre-specified interim analysis of the ongoing initial pivotal Phase 3 trial for Clonidine Topical Gel for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). [More]

Graphene droplets open up possibilities for use in drug delivery and disease detection

A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene - already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation - takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human health. [More]
Researchers to track fate in body of materials used in breakthrough medicines

Researchers to track fate in body of materials used in breakthrough medicines

The University of Liverpool has been awarded -2 million to become a leading centre in the UK for tracking the fate in the body of materials used in breakthrough medicines. [More]
New information on limitations and potential for development of transcranial ultrasound therapy

New information on limitations and potential for development of transcranial ultrasound therapy

A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland provides new information on the limitations and potential new directions for the future development of transcranial ultrasound therapy. [More]
BD reports 5.1% increase in third fiscal quarter revenues

BD reports 5.1% increase in third fiscal quarter revenues

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $2.157 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014, representing an increase of 5.1 percent from the prior-year period, or 4.6 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis. [More]
Antioxidant biomaterial helps vascular grafts heal

Antioxidant biomaterial helps vascular grafts heal

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern University's Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device's function. [More]
Tiny gold particles can make cell membranes deliver drugs directly to target cells

Tiny gold particles can make cell membranes deliver drugs directly to target cells

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. [More]
Carbohydrates from Okra plant can improve quality of food products

Carbohydrates from Okra plant can improve quality of food products

Estonian-born Katerina Alba's research at the University of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of some of the most popular emulsion-based food products - such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks - and she is starting to gain an international profile for her work. [More]
Scientists develop new weapon against bacterial infections in the form of tiny DNA pyramids

Scientists develop new weapon against bacterial infections in the form of tiny DNA pyramids

Bacterial infections usually announce themselves with pain and fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics - and then there are those that are sneaky and hard to beat. Now, scientists have built a new weapon against such pathogens in the form of tiny DNA pyramids. [More]
New drug delivered through skin effective in treatment of breast cancer

New drug delivered through skin effective in treatment of breast cancer

A drug that has proven effective in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, but with serious side-effects, may be delivered effectively through the skin using a new topical drug-delivery system. [More]
Gerresheimer substantially increases earnings in second quarter of financial year 2014

Gerresheimer substantially increases earnings in second quarter of financial year 2014

Gerresheimer AG substantially increased earnings in the second quarter of financial year 2014."High-quality packaging for drugs and products enabling safe and easy self-medication continues to be increasingly in demand worldwide. [More]
Personalized antibiotic therapy can help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

Personalized antibiotic therapy can help fight antibiotic-resistant infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last fall that the U.S. faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it doesn't act quickly to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, which kill about 23,000 Americans a year. [More]
EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC plans for Phase 2a trial of EGFR-targeted doxorubicin-packaged EDV nanocells for GBM

EnGeneIC, Ltd., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on revolutionizing the treatment of cancer through the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents directly to cancer cells, today announced plans to move forward with a Phase 2a clinical trial in the U.S. using its formulation of EGFR-targeted, EDV nanocells packaged with doxorubicin for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a common and aggressive type of brain tumor. [More]
Scientists use femtosecond lasers to tackle Parkinson's disease

Scientists use femtosecond lasers to tackle Parkinson's disease

Scientists are combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson's disease. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University's Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit and Neurobiology Research Unit, along with collaborators at the University of Otago, New Zealand are using lasers, nanotechnology and neuroscience to develop a new, versatile drug delivery system. [More]
Adding MM-398 to standard treatment improves survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Adding MM-398 to standard treatment improves survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients

Adding the novel MM-398 to standard treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who have already received gemcitabine improves survival, researchers said at the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona. [More]