Clinical Pharmacology—The Quarterback of Drug Development

Clinical pharmacology accounts for about 50% of a drug label. Its scope ranges from facilitating the discovery of new target molecules to determining the effects of drugs in different populations. From both industry-wide and regulatory perspectives, the levers of clinical pharmacology can address the huge challenges of late-stage attrition and increase the efficiency of drug development in the quest to bring the “ball” into the end zone.

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What are Clinical Trial Outcomes Databases? How and Why You Should Use Them

Maria Saluta

Publicly available clinical trial data represents an underutilized source of information. If properly extracted and analyzed, they provide valuable information to support drug development decisions. When you think of the volumes of public information and databases that are available to determine, for example, commercial viability of a therapeutic in development, your first inclination is—“great!” But […]

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Topics: Model-based Meta-analysis, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

Obeticholic Acid – From PK Model to Drug Label

Watch this webinar with Jeffrey Edwards to learn how he used physiologic pharmacokinetic modeling to understand the relationship between systemic and hepatic exposure of OCA in patients with and without hepatic impairment. By watching this webinar, you will learn how pharmacokinetic modeling can support optimal dosing for patients with organ impairment and facilitate regulatory approval.

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Understanding the Relationship between Systemic and Hepatic Exposure of Obeticholic Acid for the Treatment of Liver Disease in Patients with Cirrhosis

Obeticholic acid (OCA) is a selective and potent farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist in development for several chronic liver diseases. OCA is a semi-synthetic analogue of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) with similar pharmacokinetic (PK) properties. There was a significant increase in systemic exposure of OCA in patients with hepatic impairment. A proportionally similar increase in systemic […]

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Highlights of the Quebec “Drug Discovery to Development” Symposium

Mark Reimer

In today’s drug development climate, we’re encouraged to “think global, act local.” I have had the privilege of supporting the development of important new therapies for clients around the globe. But sometimes, it is helpful to take a step back and look at the exciting science going on in your own backyard. With that spirit […]

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Topics: PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

Pharmacokinetic Profile of Defibrotide in Patients with Renal Impairment

Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS), is an unpredictable, potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant conditioning. Severe VOD/SOS, generally associated with multiorgan dysfunction (pulmonary or renal dysfunction), may be associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide, recently approved in the US, has demonstrated efficacy treating hepatic VOD/SOS with multiorgan dysfunction. Because renal […]

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The Rise of Model-informed Drug Development in China

Christine Yuying Gao

China’s pharmaceutical market is poised for growth. By 2020, it is expected to grow to approximately $120 billion. Today, China’s 1.36 billion people represent 20 percent of the world’s population. Yet, they comprise only 1.5 percent of the global drug market. From a demographic perspective, nine percent of the Chinese population today is over 65 […]

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Topics: PBPK Modeling & Simulation, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

How Biosimulation Can Bring New Immuno-oncology Treatments to Patients

Rik de Greef

Immuno-oncology, which harnesses the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer, is one of the hottest areas in drug development today. In recent years, the FDA has granted breakthrough therapy designations to multiple immuno-oncology drugs for a variety of oncology indications including advanced non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma. Over the last two decades, PK/PD […]

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Topics: PK/PD Modeling & Simulation
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