From bench to the bedside2016.10.25 12:40 - admin
Development of a new medicine is a complicated and long-lasting process, which starts from specifying some needs, through drug designing and R&D phases, all the way to drug implementation. The process involves multidisciplinary and extensive research. Many pre-clinical, then clinical experiments (phase II and phase III) must be successfuly concluded before a new medicine -- including a new radiopharmaceutical -- may be entered to clinical use. The experiments must prove that the medicine is safe and efficiently performs its planned diagnostic or therapeutic function. Usually such a process takes from 8 to 14 years and requires financial outlays on the order of € 1 billion. Current legal regulations are by no means facilitating completion of the process.
The presentation will illustrate the R&D process on an example of a new radipharmaceutical dedicated to diagnostics of medullar thyroid cancer. Such cancer exhibits a high affinity to the CCK2-R cholecystokinin receptors. The radipharmaceutical belongs to the gruop of orphan drugs used to treat rare diseases. The drug ic currently under development by an international scientific consortium. POLATOM Radiopharmaceutical Centre, a partner in that consortium, is responsible for development of the drug pharmaceutical form (among others).
The conversatory class will be held in room 208 in the Świerk Science & Techology Park building. NCBJ bus leaves to Świerk at 10.25 am from entrance gate to the Hoża 69 premises in Warsaw.
Professor Ludwik Dobrzyński