An independent review published by Pharmaceutical Technology has listed Intract Pharma’s Phloral® technology among top 4 approaches to oral drug delivery which offer more patient-centric drug delivery for improved patient outcomes.

The review recognizes that the radical improvement in targeting of medications to the colon achieved by Phloral® offers direct benefit to patients by ensuring that medicines consistently reach the appropriate site of action irrespective of gastrointestinal pH variation or transit times as may be exhibited in patients with gastrointestinal illness.

The review discusses three additional earlier-stage technologies from both commercial companies and academia and which are set to revolutionize drug delivery in their fields.

 

Click here to read the article.

 

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  1. Siew, “Emerging Technologies Advance Oral Drug Delivery,” Pharmaceutical Technology42 (6) 18–20 (2018).

We have moved to new Office and Lab space in Camden

Intract Pharma has now taken up residence at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre (LBIC), based in Camden, London. The new lab and office, at a combined size of 1500sq ft. will allow Intract to continue to grow and flourish in our own dedicated space.

LBIC is an incubator space attached to the Royal Veterinary College and is home to over 60 biotech and life sciences companies – ranging from Multinational Pharmaceutical companies to SMEs and service providers. LBIC is located in the heart of London and is only a short walk from Kings Cross St. Pancras, Camden Town, The Crick Institute, Euston Station and of course, the UCL School of Pharmacy – where it all started.

If you would like to visit us at our new location, please contact Dan Caplin (dan.caplin@intractpharma.com) for more information.

 

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Intract Founder and CSO Professor Abdul Basit was recently part of a group that was awarded an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) grant by EPSRC worth over £10m. The collaboration, led by Cambridge University and involving UCL, Imperial, Birmingham and Glasgow Universities aims to develop an array of new technologies to improve survival rates for hard-to-treat cancers. Professor George Malliaras, who leads the IRC, said “Some cancers are difficult to remove by surgery and highly invasive, and they are also hard to treat because drugs often cannot reach them at high enough concentration”. In particular, he said, “Pancreatic tumour cells are protected by dense stromal tissue, and tumours of the central nervous system by the blood-brain barrier”. The team hopes to assess and develop a range of new technologies to deliver drugs in high enough concentrations to kill cancer cells. Cancer scientists and clinicians from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre and partner sites will carry out clinical trials. The UCL team will focus on manufacturing technologies to ensure the novel devices are able to be manufactured and robust enough to withstand surgical manipulation. Prof Simon Gaisford said “Our expertise and world-leading experience in designing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products with 3D printing means we are ideally equipped to scale-up and manufacture the exciting drug delivery technologies that will be developed by our project partners”. Prof Basit added “We are very excited to be able to work on such an innovative and exciting project and we look forward to taking 3D printed medicines into the clinic to improve patient outcomes”.

Our CEO, Bill Lindsay, was recently interviewed by Anju Ghangurde from Scrip Intelligence (Informa plc)

This tied in with a stimulating panel discussion on External Innovation at BioAsia 2018 in Hyderabad

Learn what Bill had to say about the future of microbiome-based therapies, oral delivery of biologics and more!