Using Virtual Twin™ Technology for Model-informed Precision Dosing

Thomas Polasek

In a recent Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology article, I assessed the status and future direction of precision dosing in clinical medicine.1 Model-informed precision dosing (MIPD) is a modeling and simulation (M&S) approach in healthcare that is used to predict the most effective and/or least toxic drug dose for a patient. MIPD could revolutionize healthcare […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PBPK Modeling & Simulation, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation, Systems Pharmacology

Using M&S to Evaluate Oncology Drug Dosing

Maria Saluta

There are numerous challenges in developing oncology drugs: (1) they are often very toxic which precludes conducting clinical trials in healthy volunteers, (2) the PK of a drug may be altered in cancer patients due to demographic and physiological differences as compared to healthy volunteers, and (3) cancer patients face elevated drug-drug interaction (DDI) risk […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PBPK Modeling & Simulation, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

Surveying the Lay of the Land for Modeling & Simulation for Global Regulatory Submissions

Maria Saluta

Analogous to how a geologist surveys the “lay of the land” to determine if oil lies underneath, or an investment advisor strives to understand the “lay of the land” to decide how to invest in a turbulent market, sponsors and regulators also need to determine how to best utilize and report modeling and simulation results […]

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Topics: Clinical Pharmacology Strategy, PBPK Modeling & Simulation, PK/PD Modeling & Simulation, Regulatory & Medical Writing, Regulatory Submissions Management

Pharmacology to Payer

Focus on Patient Centricity In traditional drug development, limited engagement—or engagement too late in the development program—between sponsors, regulators, and payers can result in unacceptable delays of patient access to life-saving medicines. While alternative approaches such as Adaptive Licensing, which includes staggered approval, managed entry, and progressive authorization have expedited the process, it addresses only […]

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Drug Development Gap Analysis

Setting the Right Strategy As drug development has become more complex, with a higher risk of failure, greater uncertainty, and increased expense, the need for a quantitative and regulatory science-based strategy becomes clear. The first step in that performing that strategic assessment is a gap analysis and roadmap. Certara’s solution evaluates the 40 different questions […]

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Quantitative Solutions

QuantitativeSolutions.net has moved to Certara.com Certara has acquired Quantitative Solutions, a global pharmacometrics consulting company headquartered in Menlo Park, California. This merger further strengthens Certara’s position in the burgeoning modeling and simulation/pharmacometric services field, broadening its modeling capabilities, deepening its therapeutic areas of expertise and adding new value-added services and clinical outcomes databases. The resulting organization is called Certara Strategic […]

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Model-based Meta-analysis

An Innovative Strategy to Make Better Use of Available Data The difference between getting a new medication to patients, and it ending up in the scrap heap of failed programs lies in making the right choices. There is a surfeit of publicly available information on approved drugs as well as those currently in development. How […]

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PK/PD Analysis

PK/PD Support for Drug Approvals Pharmacometrics: From “nice to have” to “must have” technology Model informed drug development and discovery—which includes both top-down pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling and bottom-up, mechanistic approaches―continues to profoundly impact drug development by informing key decisions and labeling. Key benefits of this approach include: Making data-driven decisions at all stages of drug […]

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Pharmacometrics Regulatory Strategy

Predictive Disease-Drug-Trial Modeling and Simulation A well-designed pharmacometrics regulatory strategy satisfies multiple goals. First, the strategy prioritizes the needs of the program and details when and how they will be met. Next, a strategic road map provides direction that ensures that studies and analyses will be fit-for-purpose and add value to the program. Finally, a […]

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About Our Consulting Services

Your Partner for Optimizing Drug Development Committed to scientific, regulatory and commercial advancement, Certara has organized its capabilities to create impactful patient-focused solutions. The largest and most comprehensive provider of strategic drug development, modeling and simulation and regulatory science services, Certara is your partner for optimizing drug development decisions. We are dedicated to helping our […]

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