Thursday, August 12, 2010

Elan's current innovations

Fierce Drug Delivery recently profiled the current innovations taking place at Elan Drug Technologies. While Elan has chosen not sell the operating unit, it has continued to innovate and focus on developing new drug delivery methods.

Their current product they are working on is:
For the past decade or so, EDT has been working on, and perfecting, its NanoCrystal technology, which essentially is a milling technique that breaks down drug crystal sizes to less than 2,000 nanometers. This seemingly small, simple solution addresses a few major problems facing the pharmaceutical industry today. The first is poor solubility of drugs. Even the most successful drugs often have trouble dissolving, so drugmakers tack on compounds to make it more soluble.

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