Gaining FDA Support for a Prognostic Biomarker, Giving Patients Hope

As a clinician scientist, I get really excited about helping sponsors develop new treatments for patients. For some diseases, the lack of a validated prognostic biomarker is an impediment to developing effective treatments. In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we worked with the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) Polycystic Kidney Disease Outcomes Consortium to gain […]

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A Clearer Crystal Ball: A Meta-regression Model Predicts TB Relapse

What would you guess is the world’s most neglected disease? I bet that you wouldn’t pick tuberculosis (TB)— a disease that causes an estimated 9 million new cases and 1.3 million deaths annually. This infectious disease is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body. […]

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Population Modeling Helps Predict the Impact of E-cigarettes on Health

The Oxford Dictionaries 2014 Word of the Year is “vape” – to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (also known as e-cigarette or e-cig) or similar device. This choice reflects the meteoric rise in e-cig popularity. E-cigs, which deliver nicotine without carcinogenic tar, hold the promise to save the lives of […]

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Solving Molecular Discovery Problems with CoMFA over the Years

Nearly half of drug candidates fail because of inadequate safety in pre-clinical testing, representing an expensive loss of investment and lost opportunity. Often, drugs are found to cause toxicity through off-target activity. Therefore, understanding how drugs interact with their target receptors, and minimizing off-target activity is crucial to developing effective medications. Over my career, I’ve […]

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Synthetic Chemistry + CADD = Muse Invent

Welcome! We’re excited to launch Certara’s blog. This gives us a chance to comment on important news and topics in the rapidly changing world of drug development. Our blog will offer more than one contributor to ensure you get multiple perspectives on the issues impacting us all. We hope that you’ll share your comments about our solutions […]

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