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Safety Assessment in Drug Discovery and Development

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Course - Stockholm, Sweden
The course identifies the different steps of the entire process of drug discovery and development, and the critical role played by safety assessment in a drug project moving through that process. The students will discuss and practice the assessments needed during the discovery and development phases, as well as the post-marketing phase. The importance of a safety assessment during target identification is highlighted, and special emphasis is put on how to include and evaluate toxicologically relevant in silico, in vitro and in vivo methods into a drug project during the discovery phase. The regulatory requirements, covering both pre-clinical and clinical studies in the development phase, are explored, with the aim to enable the students to put animal and human data into a regulatory context. Translational safety assessment, which bridges the gap between animal and human studies, is a special focus area. New relevant methods (such as adverse outcome pathways and non-animal methods), enabling a predictive approach to the process, are introduced. The occurrence and importance of pharmaceuticals in the environment is discussed.
Organization: Karolinska Institutet, IMM, Institute of Environmental Medicine
Safety Assessment in Drug Discovery and Development
Mon, May 04, 2015 - Fri, May 08, 2015
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet
Nobels väg 13, Stockholm, Sweden
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Tags: Drug Discovery, Development, May, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015, research course, Life Sciences

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