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The Vital Role Of Toxicity Studies In Evaluating New Drugs

The Vital Role Of Toxicity Studies In Evaluating New Drugs

The evaluation of toxicity in a new drug is a very thorough process, so that by the end of the testing, scientists will have compiled all the necessary data to understand the full safety profile of the potential new drug. During that nonclinical evaluation, there are...

Navigating 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and 505(j) Drug Approval Pathways

Navigating 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and 505(j) Drug Approval Pathways

Introducing new drug candidates to preclinical testing is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. It can cost developers more than $1 billion and take a decade to bring a new drug to market. Success rates vary depending on therapeutic area, but a recent study from MIT...

The Complex Process of Developing a Living Protocol

The Complex Process of Developing a Living Protocol

There are times in the laboratory when experienced scientists may question the direction in a protocol. Their experience, having worked on so many studies, may tempt them to consider conducting the testing a little differently than the directions provided to them. If...

Testing Toxicity to Advance to Phase I Clinical Trials

Testing Toxicity to Advance to Phase I Clinical Trials

Preclinical research teams enter each drug testing project with the same hope – that the drug will meet all the safety requirements in order to advance to phase I clinical trials in humans.  In laboratory experiments, scientists will test their ideas for new...