Alzheimer's treatment and earthquake on a wafer

> Applied Pharma Research, based in Switzerland with a subsidiary in Charlotte, N.C., has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Ferrer Internacional for promotion, distribution and marketing of Donepezil oral dispersible film in Spain, Portugal and Germany. Donepezil ODF is an oral thin film that treats symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. APR release

> Two executives of the Canadian drug-delivery company Intellipharmaceutics have been selected to receive the 2010 Planet Africa Science and Technology Award. Isa Odidi, chief executive officer and co-chief scientific officer, and Amina Odidi, president and co-chief scientific officer will receive the award during a ceremony Oct. 23. It recognizes those who make a profound difference in society and in the lives of people. Intellipharmaceutics release

> So you want a better self-assembling drug delivery nanocarrier? Carmen Teutsch of Materials Views spells it PMTC (polymeric micelles with tunable channels). Read all about 'em.

> Drug delivery abstract of the week: Zinc oxide nanoparticles for selective destruction of tumor cells and potential for drug delivery applications. Abstract

> Patent application of the week: Titanium dioxide nanotubes for production and delivery of nitric oxide and methods for production thereof. Patent application
> Drug delivery video of the week: Earthquake on a wafer could boost asthma relief. Video