Physiologically based pharmacokenitic - PBPK

Physiologically based Pharmacokinetic modeling

For a better translation from non-clinical to human studies

Physiologically Based PharmacoKinetic (PBPK) modeling is a mechanistic approach to predict the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs on the basis of:

  1. Anatomy and physiology of human or animal body
  2. Physicochemical properties of the drug
  3. In vitro data on biotransformation
  4. Transport of the drug

Connecting all this information in one model is possible with PBPK analysis to help you better understand the behavior of your compound and its preclinical and clinical development.

Your company already has data from preclinical studies; your drug candidate has been tested on animals; you have investigated metabolism and transporter in in vitro experimentations: these results allow to go further and start a phase I study on humans.

The PBPK study approach enables you to test in silico different dosing treatments that will be evaluated in first-in-human studies (FIH).

In addition, by avoiding unnecessary trials on healthy volunteers, PBPK can also be considered as the most adapted tool to:

  • Evaluate the likely magnitude of a drug-drug interaction
  • Determine PK in specific population (Pediatric, Hepatic or Renal Impairment)
  • Support the clinical development of a new formulation or a food effect.

PhinC Development pioneered the use of GastroPlus® software. For many years, we have enhanced our expertise and established a strong partnership with SimulationsPlus® to promote the best use of PBPK modeling in drug development.

SimulationsPlus is a global leader focused on improving the ways scientists utilize knowledge and data to predict the properties and outcomes of pharmaceutical and biotechnology agents. Integrating new and existing science from medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, pharmaceutical science, biology, and physiology into softwares have made SimulationPlus the leading software provider in physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling and simulation.

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