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Wisely Choose Preclinical Model: Large vs. Small Species

Posted by MD Biosciences on Jun 8, 2011 10:46:00 AM

Common models for preclinical efficacy often use rodents as they are readily available, cost effective, easy to handle and most familiar to investigators. In choosing a preclinical model, one also needs to consider the anatomical/functional similarity to humans and there are cases where moving onto a larger species is more relevant to the clinic and human condition. Two of those cases are described below:

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Topics: CRO/outsourcing

Case study: 25 Preclinical CAIA studies, 18 months, 1 Out-licensed Compound

Posted by MD Biosciences on Mar 7, 2011 3:14:00 PM

With the number of blockbuster drugs approaching patent expiration and pharma companies struggling to maintain pipeline and portfolios with in-house programs, companies are increasingly turning to licensing, aquisitions and partnerships. Early-stage licensing deals tend to carry more risk for pharma companies in-licensing. To offset this risk, additional data may be required from the pharma partner to confirm any internal research performed by the biotech/out-licensing company.

Mini-case study. MD Biosciences helps a medium-sized biotech company to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis drug for out-licensing in under two years.

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Topics: CRO/outsourcing