The required production quantities of a candidate drug molecule increase greatly as the development cycle moves from discovery through development to approval and large-scale manufacturing. Design and optimization of production scale-up (including pilot plant operations), also known as process development, requires careful testing and monitoring using a wide range of different techniques including protein purification, analysis, quantitation, and identification tools at every step. Show more
One field of active research is to determine how small-scale models can be used to both design scale-up procedures and permit more rapid testing and optimization of process development. This is called scale-down, and provides greater flexibility for testing multiple parameters, more rapid system characterization, and iterative improvements. Furthermore, scale-down can be used for validation purposes. In addition to saving time, scale-down can significantly reduce costs. Sensitive analytical techniques are required for accurate evaluation of scale-down. Show less
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Biomarker DiscoveryThe use of biomarkers across drug discovery and development and into the clinic is key to enabling close monitoring of a drug candidate’s effects. Biomarkers can range from specific molecules such as a protein, a gene sequence, or expressed RNA to physiological parameters such as blood pressure. Biomarkers may be detected in a specific location or tissue or in plasma and other bodily fluids.
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