Source: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & reported by http://www.prnewswire.com/
BOSTON, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP) ("Juniper" or the "Company"), a women's health therapeutics company, today announced that the Journal of Controlled Release has published the results of the first proof of concept study to explore the ability of Juniper's intravaginal ring ("IVR") to successfully deliver larger molecules, including peptides and proteins. The article reports that the unique technology of Juniper's IVR differs from all of the five commercially available transvaginal rings. The abstract is available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27130696. The Journal of Controlled Release has a current impact factor of 7.633, making it one of the most influential journals in the pharmaceutics, biomaterials, and drug delivery fields.
"Therapies based on peptides are notoriously difficult to deliver and typically cannot be taken orally," said principal investigator Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "This study demonstrates the potential of a new delivery route for peptide therapeutics for women. To further explore transvaginal absorption capabilities, future studies will need to examine larger molecules and the administration of these molecules for longer periods of time and in larger numbers of women."
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