Drug development research involves a huge investment of time and resources. Learn how ultrasensitive biomarker detection platforms, such as the Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) technology platform, can enable the acceleration of drug development research programs.
Drug development research programs span many years because drug candidates have to go through multiple stages before reaching the market. They also involve the evaluation of drugs through pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and immunogenicity testing. A typical timeline of this is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1.A timeline of a typical drug development research program. PK/PD and immunogenicity testing are important from preclinical testing to Phase III, and immunogenicity testing and ongoing pharmacovigilance occur after approval.
As shown in Figure 1, the stages of drug discovery include discovery, preclinical testing, clinical development/Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, approval, and market. Examples of what is studied in each stage are:
Figure 2.Understanding drug and effector response through pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
The ultimate goal in PK/PD testing is to deliver the right dose to the right patient. Learn more about how ultrasensitive detection platforms can provide complete PK/PD profiling.
Immunogenicity testing measures the immune response to a dosed biotherapeutic. It involves the detection of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) and neutralizing antibodies (NAb). This helps determine if a drug will fail to get approved by giving an indication of efficacy, treatment outcomes, and any adverse effects such as hypersensitivity, infusion reactions, or anaphylaxis. By performing immunogenicity testing, researchers decrease the failure rate of drugs and save time and money.
Ultrasensitive immunoassay detection technology enables the acceleration of drug development research programs. The Single Molecule Counting (SMC®) technology was designed to meet the needs of drug development research programs.
For example, features include:
Watch the webinars below to see case studies of SMC® technology being used in drug development research.