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The center's research staff and collaborators investigate state-of-the-art clinical trial designs and data-analytical, biopharmaceutical, pharmacometric, and science management techniques applied to clinical phases of new drug development. A list of candidate research methodologies for investigation by the center includes:

  • Techniques for prompt, intensive, on-line data analysis of clinical trials during drug development
  • Pretrial evaluation of candidate clinical trial designs via computer simulations
  • Novel clinical trial designs and data analysis methods, including population strategies and health care system assessments
  • Science management techniques for optimizing informativeness and efficiency
  • Techniques for validation of surrogate endpoints from preclinical and clinical data
  • Innovative and cost-effective pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic, pharmacometric, and drug metabolism techniques throughout preclinical and clinical drug development

Simulation in Drug Development: Good Practices

Collaboration on Drug Development Improvement



Latest News

Improving Drug Development Using Patient Adherence Data in Clinical Trials, May 6-7, 2008.
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Advanced NONMEM workshop – March 17–19, 2008 at Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA.
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UCSF-CDDS to launch The American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Science- September 2007
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CDDS – Pharmacometric Services is available to drug researchers
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Howard Lee, MD, PhD, named Director of CDDS
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Lewis B. Sheiner Memorial. Symposium held at CDDS in December 2006
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