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Biotherapeutic Drug Research and Development:
A Growing Role for the DMPK Scientist
Dr. Jerry Galluppi, Ph.D.
Director, Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism, and Pharmacodynamics
Biogen Idec, La Jolla, CA

The presentation will describe the rapidly changing environment for biotherapeutic drug characterization and development in both the pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory sector. New guidelines for drug research and development are demanding greater mechanistic understanding of how a drug candidate functions and how this knowledge is ultimately applied to optimize therapy. The list of drug properties requiring thorough characterization is expanding and includes relatively simple measures such as potency and target selectivity to more complicated features like biodistribution of the candidate to the site of action, its tendency to induce formation of anti-drug antibodies and the impact of such antibodies on pharmacodynamics, the likelihood that the candidate will interact with concomitant medicines, how the candidate will perform in different patient populations, and many other properties which will support proof of principle in the clinic and ensure optimal use of the drug in clinical practice. All phases of research and development, from candidate discovery through clinical development and product labeling, will be considered with a special emphasis on the growing role of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic knowledge in the development of biotherapeutic agents.

Dr. Galluppi received BS degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Penn State University, a PhD in Biochemistry at Indiana University, and postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Galluppi has 30 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. He was the former Senior Research Director of Protein Biochemistry at Monsanto/Searle. He was a Clinical Pharmacology Fellow with the Center for Drug Development Science at Georgetown University, and he is also a Science Advisory Board member for several biotechnology startup companies.

Date: Tuesday October 5, 2010 – 5:00 p.m. (Buffet), 7:00 p.m. (Presentation)
Location: Johnson & Johnson Research Facility
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121
Price: $20 Registration in advance or at the door (includes buffet dinner and soft drinks)

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Prior presentations:

Speaker Topic Date
Dr. Dennis Smith Does drug metabolism hold its future in its own hands? April 27, 2010
Dr. Paul F. Hollenberg Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Human Cytochromes P450 October 6, 2009
Dr. Jack H. Dean
Dr. Thomas Baillie
Challenges & Opportunities in Drug Development from a Drug Safety and Metabolism Perspective May 19, 2009
Eric Johnson, Ph.D. Characterization of Substrate/Inhibitor Binding to Drug-Metabolizing Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases using X-ray Crystallography September 30, 2008
Dr. Kenneth E. Thummel, Ph.D. Regulation Of Intestinal CYP3A By VDR: Implications And Safety Of Oral Therapeutics May 7, 2008
Dr. Anthony Lu, Ph.D. Why Is The Liver Microsomal Cytochrome P450 Such A Versatile And Unique Enzyme? September 12, 2007
Dr. Scott Obach, Ph.D. Leveraging ADME Data In Metabolites In Safety Testing (MIST) April 18, 2007
Dr. Sidney Nelson, Ph.D. Drug Metabolism and Chemical Structural Alerts September 27, 2006
Richard B. Kim, MD Relevance and Utility of Transporters to Drug Discovery and Development September 21, 2005
Dr. Frederick P. Guengerich, Ph.D. Human Cytochrome P450 2A6 as a Case History:  Flavors, Smoke, Blue Roses, New Drugs & Basics of a P450 April 27, 2005
Dr. Leslie Benet, Ph.D. Predicting Drug Disposition via Application of BCS: Transport/Absorption/Elimination Interplay and BDDCS September 29, 2004
Dr. Christopher A. Lipinski, Ph.D. ADME/Tox: How Low Can You Go And How Do You Recover? April 21, 2004


Our October 2010 meeting is generously sponsored by:

BD Biosciences

Our silver sponsors:

Celsis QPS Xenotech
Tandem Labs

Bronze sponsors and meeting host:

Allergan Johnson & Johnson