"It takes from 10 to 15 years to bring a new drug to market?at a cost rapidly approaching $1 billion. A key contributor to these staggering costs is late-stage failure: Of every 250 compounds that enter preclinical testing, only five proceed into clinical trials, and only one will be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many potential new drugs fail because researchers lack reliable information about their behavior.
Pharmacokinetics focuses on how the body processes a drug, resulting in a drug concentration. Pharmacodynamics is concerned with how the drug acts on the body, resulting in a measurable drug effect. Through PK/PD modeling and simulation, pharmaceutical scientists acquire an earlier understanding of the link between drug and response, and can better characterize a drug?s absorption, distribution, and elimination properties. ?
By Sam Roberts, The MathWorks
This article appeared in The MathWorks News & Notes, October 2006
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