What is Preclinical Development?
Preclinical development refers to the stage in drug development where a potential new drug or therapy is tested in the laboratory and in animal models. It also evaluates its safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and toxicity, before it is tested in humans in clinical trials.
Additionally, these studies are typically conducted to establish the basic safety profile and to determine the optimal dosing regimen of a new drug candidate. This stage of drug development involves a range of activities. Including drug formulation, pharmacological and toxicological testing, as well as efficacy studies in animals.
Each team within our business specialises in a different function. This ensures that we have experts dedicated to continued learning within each field, as well as building relationships with relevant talent within each market place.
Due to this approach, we have access to a talent pool or highly skilled individuals within Preclinical Development. Additionally, we have keen understanding of the skills and qualifications needed to support your organisation.
Key Roles We’ve Filled
Senior Medical Chemist
Associate Director of Preclinical Project Management
Head of Preclinical Toxicology
Current Preclinical Roles
Having previously worked as a Scientific Officer, Lizzy joined the recruitment space in 2021. With the addition of her first hand experience working within Life Science, Lizzy has managed to build an impressive network of preclinical talent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is pharmacokinetics and why is it important in preclinical development?
Pharmacokinetics is a crucial area of study in drug development as it plays a key role in determining the pharmacological activity of a drug and its overall efficacy. Additionally, pharmacokinetic studies can help to identify the most appropriate patient population for a new drug, based on factors such as age, sex, and other demographic variables.
What is toxicology and why is it important in preclinical development?
Toxicology studies are a critical component of the drug development process as they help to ensure the safety of a new drug candidate before it is tested in humans. Additionally, toxicology studies can also provide valuable information about the mechanism of toxicity of a drug and help to identify any potential targets for therapeutic intervention.