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Microneedle patch development for Flu vaccination by Researchers

A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has shown that an influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles. Read more @ http://www.worldpharmanews.com/research/3999-researchers-develop-microneedle-patch-for-flu-vaccination

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Sunovion heralds PhIII success for COPD nebulizer

Sunovion’s COPD treatment passed muster in Phase III for both safety and efficacy, marking a success for its quick-acting nebulizer delivery system. The SUN-101/eFlow system, described as a twice-daily maintenance treatment for bronchoconstriction, makes use of a closed-system delivery device. The portable electronic nebulizer acts more quickly than a standard ...

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Strains of E. Coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby

Mutualism, a phenomenon in which different species benefit from their interactions with each other, can help bacteria form drug-resistant communities. Pictured is an artist’s interpretation of mutualism among bacteria. A new study from MIT finds that two strains of bacteria that are each resistant to one antibiotic can protect each ...

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Cancer Risk May Rise Before and Immediately After Diabetes Diagnosis

A new study indicates that individuals with diabetes may have an elevated risk of developing cancer before and immediately after a diabetes diagnosis. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to the need for a better understanding of the link between diabetes ...

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Impact of Extrusion Process Parameters on Drug Recovery and Dissolution

This technical paper studies the impact of extrusion process parameters on the performance of solid dispersions of Ritonavir, a poorly soluble antiretroviral drug, and AFFINISOL(TM) HPMC HME, a new grade of HPMC designed for hot melt extrusion. The formulation with a fixed drug: polymer ratio was extruded at different processing ...

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CGT and Aberdeen University establish new company for diabetes treatment

UK-based cell and gene therapy industry Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT), along with the University of Aberdeen, has announced the establishment of new company Islexa. Islexa is set-up to develop the latest technology that can produce laboratory grown islets, organoids responsible for the production of insulin. The new technology ...

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Research points to a new treatment for pancreatic cancer

Research points to a new treatment for pancreatic cancer Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for atherosclerosis. The findings, detailed in a paper published on May 2 in the journal Oncogene, suggest a ...

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