Clinical Pharmacology Strategy

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

Using Virtual Cancer Patients to Probe the Mechanisms of Oncology Drug Disposition

Oliver Hatley

Oncology drug developers face a distinct set of challenges. Oncology drugs are often very toxic which precludes conducting clinical trials in healthy volunteers. In addition, cancer patients differ from healthy people in terms of their demographics and physiology. These changes mean that the pharmacokinetics of drugs may be altered in this population compared to healthy […]

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Topics: PBPK Modeling & Simulation

The Biggest Drug Development News Stories in 2017

Suzanne Minton

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, […]

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

Modeling PK/PD Systems with Distributed Delays

Suzanne Minton

Many biological systems exhibit time delays. For instance, there is a delay between the time that a virus infects a cell and the onset of viral production. Mathematical models that incorporate these temporal delays are often used to characterize the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of drugs. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some examples of biological systems […]

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Topics: PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

Expanding the Use of Pharmacometrics in Japan with Yusuke Tanigawara

Suzanne Minton

Science is a global endeavor. Indeed, one of the most exciting things about drug development is working with scientists doing important research all over the globe. The use of modeling and simulation (M&S) to support drug development has been embraced by pharmaceutical researchers in some parts of the world and is still gaining traction in […]

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Topics: PK/PD Modeling & Simulation

Mechanistic Modeling of Genome Scale Molecular Interaction Networks

The scope of Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling can be expanded by assimilating mechanistic models of intracellular processes from the Systems Biology field. Genome Scale Metabolic Networks (GSMNs) represent whole sets of metabolic enzymes expressed in human tissues. Dynamic models of the gene regulation of key drug metabolism enzymes are also available. Here, we introduce GSMNs and review ongoing work on integrating PBPK, GSMNs and metabolic gene regulation. We demonstrate example models.

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The Model-informed Precision Dosing Revolution Is Coming

Suzanne Minton

Modeling and simulation (M&S) has been widely accepted and adopted by biopharmaceutical companies and global regulatory agencies. However, its implementation in clinical care has been modest to date. Model-based approaches are essential to realize the goal of precision dosing—providing the right drug dose to maximize therapeutic benefit, while reducing risk for each individual patient. The […]

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