Two Partnerships Eye Polymers For Drugs | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 43 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 22, 2012

Two Partnerships Eye Polymers For Drugs

Department: Business
Keywords: drug delivery, formulation, polymers, excipients
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An employee works with Bend’s custom-built lab spray dryer.
Credit: Bend Research
A Bend Research employee works with Bend Research’s custom built lab spray dryer.
 
An employee works with Bend’s custom-built lab spray dryer.
Credit: Bend Research

Dow Chemical and Bend Research are working together to develop polymeric materials for use in improved drug formulations. Dow will provide hypromellose, hypromellose acetate succinate, and other polymers that Bend will use to make spray-dried dispersions of poorly soluble oral drugs. Similarly, Avantor Performance Materials is collaborating with India’s Rubicon Research to develop functional excipients, or formulation aids, for drug delivery. Efforts will begin with a polymeric material designed to work in the gastrointestinal tract.

 
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