Reducing Attrition in Drug Development: smart loading pre-clinical safety assessment. Drug Discovery Today. 19 341 – 347.
Entry into the crucial preclinical good laboratory practice (GLP) stage of toxicology testing triggers significant R&D investment yet >20% of AstraZeneca’s potential new medicines have been stopped for safety reasons in this GLP phase alone. How could we avoid at least some of these costly failures? An analysis of historical toxicities that caused stopping (‘stopping toxicities’) showed that >50% were attributable to target organ toxicities emerging within 2 weeks of repeat dosing or to acute cardiovascular risks. By frontloading 2-week repeat-dose toxicity studies and a comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular safety, we anticipate a potential 50% reduction in attrition in the GLP phase…
By Chloe Atkinson|2022-11-28T14:11:43+00:00June 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Reducing Attrition in Drug Development: smart loading pre-clinical safety assessment. Drug Discovery Today. 19 341 – 347.