Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling is a technique to predict drug concentration at the site of pharmacological action. It appears natural to combine PBPK models with quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) models to get a mechanistic understanding of the PK/PD relationship(s) of the drug in patients.PBPK-QSP models build on prior knowledge, including (patho-)physiology and pharmacology. The independent representations of drug and system parameters allow for extrapolation to scenarios beyond observation. The methodology can enhance drug development programs by informing biomarker strategies and early prediction of clinical outcome. Read more about PBPK-QSP here.
We would like to congratulate our advisor Andrew Hooker (see bio) on his new position as a Professor of Pharmacometrics at Uppsala University. Andrew was part of founding Pharmetheus in 2012 and regularly contributes valuable expert advice on topics such as optimization of study design and pharmacometrics methodology. Congratulations, Andy!
We are happy to welcome Henrik Hellerstedt in our growing IT team. Henrik has worked as a senior IT consultant and has experience as an IT manager in both public and large private entities. Henrik will be working as an IT system administrator and will be based in the Uppsala Office. Glad to have you onboard, Henrik!
Pharmetheus is currently working with a number of clients to address the impact of the current COVID-19 epidemic to their ongoing clinical drug development programs. We would like to share our high level approach with the community at large. We see the current situation as both a challenge to our industry/sector but also an opportunity for appropriate and quantitative approaches to mitigate upon these challenges. We believe there are "fit for purpose" options for a broad range of plausible scenarios in clinical trial conduct that have emerged or could emerge.
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We are very happy to welcome two new team members, Julie Janssen, MIDD consultant, and Anna Pousette, Contracts Manager. Julie's research experience includes the application of pharmacometrics in the clinical setting, chemotherapy and targeted therapies, as well as special patient populations (e.g. pediatrics and pregnancy). Julie is based in the Netherlands. See Julie's bio here. Anna has long experience of project coordination and procurement. Anna will work from our Uppsala office in Sweden. See Anna's bio here.
As active and enthusiastic members of the Open Systems Pharmacology (OSP) management team and provider of PBPK-QSP services, we would like to guide your attention to this recent publication, in CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology, summarizing the principal ideas, organization and functionalities of the OSP platforms (PK-Sim/MoBi) and community.
Please note that WCoP2020 and this workshop has been postponed due to the international COVID-19 outbreak. More information available at the WCoP official home page.
Going to WCoP 2020 in Cape Town?
Join the 1-day hands-on workshop "Open source PBPK modelling with the OSPSuite (PK-Sim® & MoBi®) for MIDD" hosted by Pharmetheus and Pharmacometrics Africa.
Read more and register here.
Register soon, only limited seats available!
We are feeling grateful! Marie Olsson has joined our Finance and Admin team as Administrative Assistant. She has long experience of administration and stores management, in leading positions. She will help bring further structure and make our daily operations even more effective. See her bio here.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Siv Jönsson to our team! Siv has been working in the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacometric areas in the pharmaceutical industry for a total of 5 years (Kabi Pharmacia, AstraZeneca), as a regulatory assessor at the Swedish Medical Products Agency for 9 years, and spent +10 years in academia as a senior lecturer and researcher dealing with methodological and applied pharmacometric projects. See her bio here.