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Drug Delivery in a Product-Oriented World

Executive Summary

Drug delivery companies trend below other biopharma companies in average alliance values, but do slightly better on the IPO market.

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Carigent Therapeutics Inc.

Carigent Therapeutics' novel nanoparticle targeted drug delivery technology allows for controlled release of therapeutic agents, targeting drugs to a particular physiological site, tethering of surface ligands, and the ability to combine multiple agents--like imaging agents and drugs--into one vehicle. The foundation of the platform is an FDA-approved biocompatible and biodegradable polymer material, PLGA, which is made into particles at the nano- or micro-scale depending on the application.

PharmaKodex Ltd.

PharmaKodex, a joint venture of Vectura Group and Unilever Ventures, is developing oral and dermal delivery systems that improve availability, thus improving drug response time and activity, leading to greater patient acceptance. The company is adding a twist to the standard low-risk reformulation model now ubiquitous in the specialty pharma world; it intends to use its technologies to develop OTC drugs that will hit market faster and bring in revenue to fund prescription drug development.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

In the early part of this decade, Shire Laboratories was the engine that drove much of Shire PLC's success. The drug delivery unit, which specialized in oral formulations, played a key role in developing many of Shire's top products. Those technologies, as well as existing partnerships, now reside at Supernus Pharmaceuticals, which intends to turn Shire's former drug delivery business into a fully integrated, CNS-focused specialty pharmaceuticals firm.

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