Friday, December 11, 2020

UI Pharmaceuticals, provider of contract pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing services, and a division of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has been awarded two new drug supply contracts.

A National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) contract was issued by the Office of Logistics and Office of Administration at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCATS drug product, PTH-IA, is being evaluated as a candidate for Jansen metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (JMC). Activating mutations of JMC disrupt processes and lead to abnormalities in bone development and mineral ion homeostasis. The goal is to use PTH‐IA as a treatment in adult patients to correct renal defects, and pre‐pubertal patients to potentially correct growth plate maturation defect and improve the overall growth.

UI Pharmaceuticals is also pleased to announce it has been chosen as a vendor for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for formulation, development, and manufacture of clinical dosage forms, titled “Preclinical Services for HIV Therapeutics.” NIAID at the National Institutes of Health conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. NIAID's goal in selecting UI Pharmaceuticals as a vendor is to obtain contract research services to support the development, manufacturing, and stability studies of dosage forms of experimental therapeutics.

In addition to working with government agencies, UI Pharmaceuticals has a wide range of clients, partners and collaborators that include both U.S. and international companies, from start-up organizations to mid-tier biotech companies.

About UI Pharmaceuticals:

UI Pharmaceuticals is the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States that produces both sterile and non-sterile dosage forms. UI Pharmaceuticals has been developing formulations, manufacturing products, and conducting analytical testing for almost 45 years.

For more information on NCATS-PTH-IA project click here.