The Medicine Maker – Finding Optimal Form
Summary: The high costs of bringing a new drug to market are notorious and often dominate discussions about the challenges facing today’s drug developers. With so much attention focusing on financial aspects, it can be easy to overlook more practical development steps. In fact, formulators face many of the key problems at the very early stages of R&D: how do you optimize the molecule’s stability? How do you enhance bioavailability? And how do you select the optimal delivery method? Addressing these issues early – and comprehensively – can lead to less problems down the line, and helps to avoid overly long development times and the associated costs.