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From Discovery to Clinic: Getting Ready for Phase 1

08:30 - 14:00

Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1XL
27 April 2017
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This event is free to attend* 

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Today’s scientists are under significant time pressure to accelerate their compound from discovery to the clinic. Such pressure can often lead research organisations to adopt short-term thinking and overlook the downstream realities of drug development.  

Addressing issues early and comprehensively in the development life-cycle can result in fewer problems such as escalating timelines, costs and regulatory issues. It is important to leverage the skills and experience of experts and connect the dots between competencies to optimise the development pathway and enable drug candidates to reach their true potential.

This event will focus on a number of key considerations for transitioning a molecule from discovery to phase 1 readiness including API and formulation development, clinical study design, and regulatory requirements.

08.30 – Registration and Coffee

09.00 – Welcome from the Hosts
Aline Charpentier, One Nucleus
Phil Berry, Catalent
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09.15 – Introduction from the Chair
David Elder, Independent 
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09.30API Design
  • Reasons for attrition in early phase and late phase
  • Profiling drug candidate physicochemical characteristics across industry 
  • The criteria and process used by different companies to rank compounds and assess risk
  • How to position molecule for success in Phase 1 and beyond
Paul Leeson

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  • Model and predict ADME behavior prior to entering clinical trial
  • Understand ADME deficiencies that can be improved through drug design or formulation
  • Set target PK profile and starting dose
Jan Neelissen, Catalent
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11.00 – Coffee Break

11.30Drug Product 
  • Parallel screening for solubility enhancing technologies
  • Early dose form: Selection and optimisation
  • When is it appropriate to go quickly into clinic (powder-in-capsule) versus when you should better formulate a drug
Julien Meissonnier, Catalent
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Best practice for preparing the IMPD chemistry, quality, manufacture, and control section
Andrew Willis
, A Willis Consulting

13.00 - Networking Lunch and 1:1 Private Consultancy Appointments

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Title: From Discovery to Clinic: Getting Ready for Phase 1
Start: 2017-04-27 08:30:00Z
End: 2017-04-27 14:00:00Z