Drug Development

The process of drug development comprises all the activities involved in bringing a new drug to market once a lead compound has been identified. Once a single compound is selected, preclinical studies are performed to evaluate whether it is safe, effective at treating the condition it was developed for, and to determine the correct dosage and appropriate administration route.

Both in vitro and in vivo models are typically used for evaluating drug candidate safety and efficacy prior to human clinical trials, providing critical information on a compound’s biological effects at this early stage in drug development. Visualizing and evaluating drug effects at the cellular level or in the context of an animal model can provide valuable information on efficacy, biodistribution, toxicity, and safety.

Throughout the drug development process chemistry, manufacturing, and control (CMC) testing is required to ensure the drug product consistently meets pre-determined quality standards. Drug developers must also continuously adhere to current good manufacturing practices (cGMP). Before clinical testing with humans begins, an Investigational New Drug (IND) application is filed with the FDA or relevant regulatory body. If the IND application is approved, then clinical trials can begin.

Efficiency in drug development is critical for commercial success. In every stage of the drug development process, we enable our pharmaceutical partners to rapidly develop and commercialize new small molecule entities across a wide variety of therapeutic areas.

Drug development also produces vast amounts of data at every step of the workflow, all of which requires management and interpretation. We provide the most comprehensive and innovative line of instrumentation, software, reagents, and consumables, as well as state-of-the-art informatics and services that enable our customers to meet compliance requirements throughout the development process.

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ADME/Tox Studies

In the development phase of a new drug product, researchers must examine the activity of a compound in relevant model systems that can mimic human physiology to ...

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High Content Screening Instruments

High-Content Analysis (HCA) or High-Content Screening (HCS) combines high-throughput automated imaging and analysis to extract quantitative multi-parametric dat ...

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In Vivo Preclinical Imaging Solutions

Tracking, monitoring, and visualizing biological processes and disease progression is key to not only helping you better understand biology but also crucial in ...

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CMC Testing

The Chemistry, manufacturing, and control (CMC) testing of drug substances and drug products play a critical role guaranteeing the quality of the drug product e ...

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PerkinElmer’s Informatics solutions empower customers to gain critical insights from data analytics, accelerating informed decisions. Unify data and fast-track ...

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Drug Repurposing

Drug repurposing or drug repositioning is a well-known approach used by scientists to minimize the costs and mitigate risks associated with drug development pro ...

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Consumables & Accessories

Your partnership with PerkinElmer doesn't stop when you purchase an instrument. We also have a complete line of consumables and accessories engineered to keep t ...

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Laboratory Services

Today’s scientific lab leaders are facing new pressures and demands to continue to innovate while looking for more lab productivity. With tighter deadlines, inc ...

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Molecular Spectroscopy

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Thermal Analysis

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