Quotient Clinical completes innovative first-in-human program

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[wp_ad_camp_4]Quotient Clinical, the Translational Pharmaceutics® Company, has announced the publication of results from an Enabled-First-in-Human (Enabled-FIH) program conducted for the Janssen WAVE Early Development unit. The integrated pharmaceutical development and first-in-human clinical program was designed to develop an optimal oral formulation, in parallel with the assessment of single and multiple dose safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a highly selective small molecule c-Met tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

The clinical phase, which was conducted under a single, adaptive protocol, was completed in only six months. The single ascending dose phase began with a simple solution, and the protocol included the option to assess the relative bioavailability of up to two solid oral dosage formulations. The transition from solution to a solid dosage form was successfully achieved and this product was used to complete the remaining single and multiple doses. The clinical protocol also included flexible options to assess food effect, dosing frequency and administration to older subjects. Dose proportional increases in exposure were observed and all doses were safe and well tolerated.

Mark Egerton, CEO of Quotient Clinical, commented: “We were very pleased to undertake this program. This is an excellent example of how our innovative Enabled­-FIH service can support and accelerate an early development program. Timelines are shortened and the consumption of drug substance is reduced by >85 % compared to a conventional program, delivering significant cost savings. We believe that Enabled-FIH represents an important step forward in helping the industry to improve overall R&D productivity.”


The results will be published on poster CT309 at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 2015 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. 18-22 April 2015 (Millington DA, Chaplan SR, Aguilar Z et al. Rapid evaluation of a novel small molecule c-Met tyrosine kinase inhibitor in healthy subjects).

About Quotient Clinical

Quotient Clinical offers unique services – based on its Translational Pharmaceutics®  – that integrate formulation development, real-time drug product manufacturing and clinical testing, significantly reducing the time and cost of bringing a drug to market.

For more than 20 years, Quotient Clinical has brought innovation to drug product development programs for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers worldwide. The company is based in purpose-built, fully integrated facilities in Nottingham, UK, where formulation development, real-time GMP manufacturing and early clinical trials are performed in the same facility. It employs over 250 staff, offering a full range of support services, from study set-up right through to data analysis and reporting.


All of the information provided in this press release is of Quotient Clinical, does not necessarily represent the official views or policies of the Pharma Mirror Magazine.

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