Technology Catalysts has been interviewed and/or featured in a number of published articles over the years. To view these articles and other TCI press releases, please select a document from the list below:
June 28, 2018
The mission for an ideal cancer treatment has led to the exploration of a variety of platforms to facilitate more desirable and efficient drug delivery. While chemotherapy (the treatment of cancer with chemical drugs) remains one of the most effective weapons against cancer, there is a need to steer the compounds to their required sites using site-specific drug delivery vehicles. This has inspired the investigation of various natural particulates and biomaterials for that purpose. Bio-inspired platforms that directly mimic natural components in the body have demonstrated their ability to serve as one of the most versatile and innovative drug delivery systems.
April 26, 2018
In November 2017, the FDA approved a therapeutic pill that is integrated with an ingestible sensor that can capture information about patient compliance. That product, Otsuka’s Abilify MyCite®, is indicated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When the patient ingests this pill, data is sent to a patch worn on the patient’s torso. From there, the data is wirelessly transmitted to a mobile app that can be accessed by both the patient and their physician. The MyCite approval will raise awareness of this field of technology. As many as 150 firms around the world are developing digital therapeutics, according to the Economist. It is the hope that Ability MyCite, and future therapeutics like it, will be another step to increased patient compliance.
Nanotechnology Trends in Drug Delivery
March 06, 2017
Nanotechnology has the potential to make a significant impact on healthcare and in the field of drug delivery. Nanotherapeutics can provide targeted drug delivery, improved solubility, extended half-life of drugs, and can improve immunogenicity which has resulted in the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many and deadly diseases that affect all ages of all populations. Nanotechnology can also provide new solutions for treating cancer.