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RESEARCH METHDOLOGY
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63

Microdosing: Concept, application and relevance


1 MD, Manager, Medical Affairs, GVK Biosciences
2 MD, DM, Senior Vice President, GVK Biosciences

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Tushar Tewari
MD, Manager, Medical Affairs, GVK Biosciences

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The use of microdose pharmacokinetic studies as an essential tool in drug development is still to catch on. While this approach promises potential cost savings and a quantum leap in efficiencies of the drug development process, major hurdles still need to be overcome before the technique becomes commonplace and part of routine practice. Clear regulations in Europe and the USA have had an enabling effect. The lack of enabling provisions for microdosing studies in Indian regulation, despite low risk and manifest relevance for the local drug development industry, is inconsistent with the country's aspirations to be among the leaders in pharmaceutical research.


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