Inhaled Biologics: From Preclinical to Product Approval
Background: Delivery of pharmacologically active compounds to the lung for systemic effects is well known and recently has entered a new era with several products achieving regulatory approval. This review focuses on the barriers to pulmonary delivery of biologics. Methods: Lessons learned from the development of recently approved products will be reviewed to shed light on the current challenges that are faced when developing biological products for inhaled delivery. Results: The text and tables presented herein consolidate the current data and ongoing research regarding biological, inhaled products. Conclusion: With this basis, we also review the future prospects for pulmonary delivery of biologics for systemic delivery and how the biological and physical barriers may be overcome.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2016
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