The tragedy of thalidomide provides a cautionary tale about the potential for birth defects resulting from fetal exposure to drugs. Thalidomide was used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. By the time it was banned in 1962, more than 10,000 children had been born with thalidomide-induced birth defects. “Phocomelia,” wherein babies were born with […]
MBMA helps sponsors design less costly and more precise trials with an eye toward achieving commercial success for both the drug and portfolio. Watch this webinar with Dr. Mark Lovern, Vice President at Certara Strategic Consulting, to learn how leveraging public data can provide value by abbreviating the “cash spiral” inherent to proprietary data.
Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency, ANVISA, Adopts Certara’s Phoenix Software for Drug Regulatory Reviews
PRINCETON, NJ – January 17, 2018 – Certara today announced that the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency—ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária)—is now employing Certara’s Phoenix WinNonlin software for reviewing drug regulatory submissions.
Orphan drugs are used to treat rare diseases and disorders. This year marks the 35th anniversary of both the landmark Orphan Drug Act, a law passed by the US FDA that created legal and financial incentives for pharma and biotech to pursue rare disease R&D, and the formation of the National Organization for Rare Disorders […]
Orphan drugs affect 350,000 people worldwide, including 10% of the US population and 1 in 25 Europeans. Model-informed drug development (MIDD) approaches, such as PBPK and PopPK have been embraced by sponsors and regulators, and play a key role in modernizing and accelerating orphan drug development.
Traditional toxicology methods, using in vivo animal testing, is an unrealistic approach to predict chemical risk assessment. Mechanistic modeling and simulation tools such as PBPK and QST can expedite toxicological screening, support the prioritization for testing compounds that merit greater study, and reduce unnecessary animal testing.
Precision dosing is a crucial cornerstone of precision medicine that will provide patients the most efficacious medications with minimum probability of adverse events. Model-informed precision dosing, using quantitative modeling and simulation approaches, such as PBPK and NLME, can improve precision dosing in clinical care.
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PRINCETON, NJ – Dec. 20, 2017 – Certara today congratulated Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH), a not-for-profit global health company, on the submission of its new drug application (NDA) for moxidectin as an oral treatment for river blindness (onchocerciasis).
When I reflect on the state of drug development in 2017, the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities comes to mind. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, […]