Capsugel expands capsule line with Encap purchase; TheraCoat introduces hydrogel delivery for bladder diseases;

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> Capsugel bought Scottish company Encap Drug Delivery in an effort to bolster its formulation and manufacturing business, adding liquid and semi-solid capsules on top of its line of hard-capsule drugs. Article

> TheraCoat developed a hydrogel-based drug delivery system that enables more controlled treatment of bladder diseases and is seeking commercial partners. Release

> Last month, President Barack Obama awarded MIT professor and drug delivery innovator Robert Langer with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation--in-Pharma Technologist caught up with Langer for an interview.

> The FDA is scheduled to review Titan Pharmaceuticals' Probuphine, a subdermal implant for the treatment of opioid dependence, near the end of March. Release

> Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have developed circulating microbubbles that encapsulate and shield drugs in the blood stream during the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Abstract

> Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals entered an agreement with Alembic Pharmaceuticals to exclusively market Alembic's extended release depression drug desvenlafaxine in the U.S. Item