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21 04, 2014

Conducting BA/BE Studies in The Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

By | 2016-10-12T14:35:11+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bioavailability (BA) and Bioequivalence (BE) studies are important for both marketing generic products and developing a new chemical entity.  For the former, these are the quintessential studies required for approval.  The potential to-be-marketed generic product (test product) is examined against a commercially-available brand product (reference product) under the same molar dose and under similar conditions to confirm that the mean plasma concentration over time is comparable.  Key pharmacokinetic parameters examined [...]

24 01, 2013

Enrichment Strategies for Clinical Trials

By | 2016-10-12T14:35:11+00:00 January 24th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Author: Steve Kates, Ph.D. A draft guidance has recently been issued (Dec 2012) entitled “Enrichment Strategies for Clinical Trials to Support Approval of Human Drugs and Biological Products.” The document required more than 6 years to prepare and provides guidance to industry on enrichment strategies that can be used in clinical trials intended to support effectiveness and safety claims. This guidance outlines three enrichment strategies. 1. Strategies to decrease heterogeneity [...]