Immunoassays for Pharmaceutical Development
Immunoassays are the technology of choice for many of the key bioanalytical challenges of drug development, and Fleet Bioprocessing Ltd. possess the immunoassay development knowhow to ensure that your assays are fit for purpose.
Typical immunoassay applications during pharma development include:
Pharmacokinetic (PK) Immunoassays:
Monitoring the in vivo movement of a drug including its absorption, bioavailability, distribution, metabolism, and excretion.
Pharmacodynamic (PD) & Biomarker Immunoassays:
Monitoring the dose-dependent in vivo impact of the drug - often through the measurement of biomarkers which are indicative of desirable or undesirable drug effects.
Anti-Drug Antibody (ADA) & Other Immunogenicity Immunoassays:
Effectively a subset of PD monitoring the response of the human immune system to the drug, commonly to check for the generation of anti-drug antibodies which could interfere with drug action.
Companion Diagnostic Immunoassays
Another application of immunoassays in the pharma sector arises from the rapidly-expanding field of theranostics, where the choice of drug is dependent on patient-specific results in a suitable companion diagnostic test.