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Come meet us at AAPS 2019 PHARMSCI 360!

Improved Pharma LLC will be exhibiting in booth 551, conveniently located in the center of the Formulation and Quality section next to one of the Poster Forums. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the latest advances in pharmaceutical research and development.  Have a problem with solubility or bioavailability?  Want to reformulate your Read more

Come meet us at AAPS 2019 PHARMSCI 360!2019-04-18T12:17:43+00:00

Detecting Differences In Formulations

As changes are made to the manufacturing process during drug development, it is often necessary to ensure that a drug or drug product made in a new way is the same as the material produced using the original methods. These equivalence studies often focus on chemical or physical properties and are relatively straight-forward for well-defined, Read more

Detecting Differences In Formulations2019-04-05T19:24:30+00:00

Improved Pharma representatives to present and teach at SPS-XRPD summit

Laboratory powder diffraction is a proven and trusted technique for pharma R&D but synchrotron powder diffraction pushes beyond the capabilities of conventional instrumentation. SPS-XRPD is joining with PPXRD to highlight the most exciting recent developments and opportunities in pharmaceutical R&D made possible by synchrotron XRPD. The joint meeting offers the chance to engage an active Read more

Improved Pharma representatives to present and teach at SPS-XRPD summit2019-03-14T11:50:27+00:00

Structure of Amorphous Materials – Structure Determination Service

One of the most critical parts of drug discovery and development is identifying the structure of the drug substance and drug product. For crystalline materials and biologicals it is routine to determine the arrangement of covalent bonds in the drug substance and drug product and the structure of the solid forms of the drug substance. Read more

Structure of Amorphous Materials – Structure Determination Service2019-03-06T15:19:53+00:00

AAPS Poster – Presented at AAPS

Non-crystalline phases such as amorphous states can lead to increased solubility for drugs.  However, amorphous materials are notoriously unstable and tend to crystallize over time.  As such, many amorphous materials are created in a dispersion with a polymer to increase their physical stability.  X-ray powder diffraction patterns of amorphous materials are broad and not useful Read more

AAPS Poster – Presented at AAPS2019-04-17T17:43:25+00:00

Drug Delivery Device Summit Presentation

Current approaches to accelerated drug development typically involve parallel track activities utilizing sophisticated project management capabilities.  Improved Pharma has developed a strategy that continues to utilize these project management tools but in addition utilizes predictive tools based on structure analysis of formulations and anticipation of major instabilities of formulations by assessing formulation risk.  Orphan drugs Read more

Drug Delivery Device Summit Presentation2019-03-06T15:39:33+00:00

AAPS announces Dr. Steve Byrn as a winner of 2018 AAPS Global Health Award!

Award honorees have made significant contributions to pharmaceutical sciences that promote public health ARLINGTON, VA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2018) The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is proud to announce the winners of four of its global leadership awards: Pharmaceutical Global Health, Emerging Leader, AAPS Foundation Graduate Fellowships, and Student Chapter of the Year. Recognizing leaders Read more

AAPS announces Dr. Steve Byrn as a winner of 2018 AAPS Global Health Award!2019-01-25T21:30:23+00:00

Book: Solid State Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials

Dr. Stephen Byrn and his co-authors have published an updated and thorough textbook focused on solid-state properties of pharmaceutical materials.  Building off of his first textbook, Solid-State Chemistry of Drugs, this newest publication brings together solid-state chemistry, key analytical techniques, critical physical attributes, and a strategic approach for selecting and producing the correct form.  With Read more

Book: Solid State Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials2019-01-21T23:16:18+00:00

Improved Pharma Announces Collaboration with Excelsus Structure Solutions (ESS)

Improved Pharma, LLC is also proud to announce a collaboration with Excelsus Structural Solutions (ESS, Switzerland) to provide services related to Synchrotron X-ray diffraction for both amorphous and crystalline materials. The combination of Prof. Byrn's expertise in structural characterization of amorphous pharmaceuticals via total scattering, spectroscopic and thermal techniques, with recent advances by ESS Read more

Improved Pharma Announces Collaboration with Excelsus Structure Solutions (ESS)2019-01-31T11:09:49+00:00

Improved Pharma Announces Collaboration with Professor Simon Billinge

Professor Simon Billinge of Columbia University and Improved Pharma have established a collaboration agreement to provide Synchrotron services to the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical developers in a seamless manner. This collaboration will greatly simplify business linkages to Professor Billinge’s program. In many cases Improved Pharma will collect data at Professor Billinge’s direction and he will Read more

Improved Pharma Announces Collaboration with Professor Simon Billinge2019-01-31T11:16:05+00:00