Event price: $ 800,000 COP

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Start date: 08-10-2020

End date: 07-11-2020

Duration: 30.00 hours.

Event city: Medellin

Hours: Starts October 8, 2020 - November 7, 2020, Hours: Thursdays from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 m. Place: Online through the Zoom platform.

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Event Code: 70089719

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Faculty: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Maria Ximena Restrepo Macías
Assistant Faculty of Sciences and Biotechnology
444 05 55 ext 1240.

Heidy Johanna Contreras
Extension Coordinator
444 05 55 Ext. 1587.

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The modality of the event is Virtual Classroom

The drug development process from discovery to commercialization is long, time consuming, rigorous, and expensive. It is estimated that it can last between 8 to 12 years. Every time a new chemical species with therapeutic possibilities appears, it must undergo a series of tests required by the health authorities to demonstrate not only its efficacy but also its safety. The series of steps and procedures within the development of a drug are usually divided into two moments: the first, known as the preclinical phase, begins with the discovery phase that includes the validation of drug action targets. Subsequent development of potential molecules that interact with the chosen target, and finally the efficacy and safety of these molecules is tested in in vitro and in vivo models. Only then do we proceed to verify the efficacy and safety in humans, which corresponds to the second stage known as the clinical phase. After obtaining sufficient information to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the new entity, it is finally possible to obtain marketing approval for the new drug. The course of preclinical studies in drug development will allow the student to acquire important elements in the process of developing a drug, they will be synchronous classes where a talk on theoretical foundations and practical exercises will take place, as well as videos where they can see some experimental trials, as well as computational simulations that complement learning. The course will be 30 hours and it raises 10 topics, each one will have a dedication of 6 hours per week. The course is intended for health and life science personnel who have prior knowledge of cell and molecular biology.

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Topics to be discussed during the activity:

  • 1. Introduction Preclinical research, drug development phases
  • 2. Prediction of potential molecular targets as a mechanism of action.
  • 3. Prediction of in silico properties and construction of compound libraries
  • 4. In vitro models of safety and efficacy
  • 5. Animal studies, 3R rule (GLP). Toxicity tests (acute, repeated dose and in various species
  • 6. Studies of metabolism and binding to transporters
  • 7. Toxicokinetics and Pharmacokinetics (ICH S3).
  • 8. Strategies to identify risks in early phase clinical trials (EMEA 28,367).
  • 9. Preclinical safety of biotechnology (ICH S6). Immunotoxicity Studies (ICH S8).
  • 10. Preformulation and characterization studies of active principles.

. Offer the tools and knowledge about the phases of preclinical studies, which allows to identify the stages involved in the design, formulation and development of drugs, their results and their impact on clinical application. In silico models for the search for molecular targets and the construction of compound libraries will be discussed, as well as in vitro and in vivo models on pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, toxicological and safety studies according to international guidelines (ICH and others).

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