Drug Development: Influences on Regulatory Policies and Industrial Practices

Impact: Health impacts

Narrative

Drug development is a highly regulated environment. Identifying the need for an independent, academic-led centre of excellence in research and training of pharmacokinetics, we established the Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research (CAPKR) to engage in problems of generic interest to the Pharmaceutical Industry. CAPKR has been highly influential by informing regulatory practice in Europe and the USA, by establishing and optimising industrial practices related to drug development, particularly those related to drug-drug interactions, by reducing the usage of animals in research and by allowing the commercial development and extensive use of simulation software tools for quantitative prediction of pharmacokinetics in order to improve patients’ safety.

Category of impact

  • Health impacts

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