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Manufacture Formulation, Small Molecules

A Changing Landscape

This article was published in our sister publication, The Small Molecule Manufacturer, which celebrates the field of small molecule drug development and manufacturing with interviews and articles focusing on success stories, equipment, and new processing techniques. Read more about The Small Molecule Manufacturer here https://themedicinemaker.com/manufacture/small-but-never-forgotten

For much of the 20th century, research, regulations and formulation development have focused on treating diseases in adults, leading some to describe children as “therapeutic orphans” (1). With fewer options available and with dosages and administration routes that failed to satisfy the pediatric demographic, there was a clear need – and a gap in the pharmaceutical market. Here, Matt Ling, Director of Scientific Services, Oral & Specialty Delivery, and Andrew Parker, Senior Program Manager, Early-Phase Development, Oral Drug Delivery – both at Catalent – consider the progress the industry has made in the development of pediatric formulations and the issues that developers still face. And perhaps most importantly, they define the steps that need to be taken to bring truly child-optimized medicines to market faster.

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Maryam Mahdi

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After finishing my degree, I envisioned a career in science communications. However, life took an unexpected turn and I ended up teaching abroad. Though the experience was amazing and I learned a great deal from it, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Texere. I'm excited to see where this new journey takes me!

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