Challenges and opportunities in the development of intranasal products.
Therapeutic advantages and potential improvements in patient care and patient compliance make the area of intranasal drug delivery attractive from a business perspective. As a consequence, the number and variety of drugs/biologics and devices explored and eventually marketed for intranasal delivery is likely to grow worldwide. The success of a given “drug idea”, however, depends in large part on the twists and turns along the road from exploration to marketing. This article discusses some of the trends, challenges and opportunities on that journey.