Safety Assessment

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...

Good Communication Essential To Successful Preclinical Testing

Good Communication Essential To Successful Preclinical Testing

For both large and small drug development companies, good communication displayed throughout the preclinical testing process is essential to success. Project leaders who exhibit great awareness, flexibility and communication skills can’t be undervalued in the timely...

Dual Filing your IND Package: Planning Pays Off

Dual Filing your IND Package: Planning Pays Off

Navigating the Investigational New Drug (IND) submission process for your drug development program can be a complex process, especially when filing with various regulatory agencies and pursuing multiple markets. However, dual, or globally filing an IND package can...

ACT Annual Meeting: Managing Roadblocks to Success

ACT Annual Meeting: Managing Roadblocks to Success

One of the largest shares of preclinical testing in any drug development program is toxicology studies, yet bringing together the community supporting this pivotal development stage does not happen often enough. Fortunately, the 2020 American College of Toxicology...

Ramp Up: What Drug Developers Need to Know

Ramp Up: What Drug Developers Need to Know

Many drug development companies are prepared to move their programs forward and effectively submit preclinical packages to regulatory bodies. In the challenging business of drug development, disruptions and obstacles are elements that must be part of the conversation...

Partnerships that Prioritize the Customers

Partnerships that Prioritize the Customers

Around the globe, drug developers are trying to understand how the pandemic will impact the progress of their molecule during preclinical testing. Depending on a testing partner's response to the pandemic, your project's status can look drastically different from one...