Bend Research: Problem Solving in the Pharmaceutical Industry

May 1, 2012
Drug Development & Delivery

Bend Research is a leading drug formulation development and manufacturing company whose mission is to improve health through the advancement of its clients’ best new medicines. To rapidly progress promising compounds to the clinic, the company strives to solve its clients’ most difficult scientific and technical problems using an approach grounded in science and engineering fundamentals. Oral bioavailability represents a significant challenge to the pharmaceutical industry as more than half of the compounds in early development are poorly soluble. Bend Research’s spray-dried dispersion (SDD) technology is recognized as a reliable solution to this challenge because of SDDs’ proven performance, long-term stability, and excellent manufacturability. While Bend Research is best known for the demonstrated success and broad applicability of its SDD technology, the company is also a leader in novel formulations, encompassing hot-melt extrusion, controlled-release, biotherapeutic, and inhalation technologies; process engineering; and cGMP manufacturing. Drug Development & Delivery recently interviewed Dr. Rod Ray, CEO and Chairman at Bend Research, to discuss his company’s approach to difficult drug delivery challenges and the core technologies offered by his company.