DIA will host Dried Blood Spot Sampling in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Three Years Of Experience and Implementation from May 3-4, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. Session topics include:
- Strategic Implementation of DBS Technology
- Hematocrit Effects and Impact
- Impact of Sampling Site Location
- Dried Matrix Spots and Alternative Micro-sampling Approaches
- Moving Beyond Small Molecule Quantitation and Pharmacokinetics
Special breakout sessions will explore best practices, advantages and hurdles to implementation and impact of study results.
“Sampling from dried blood spots (DBS) on specialty papers is a novel methodology in the area of pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics that continues to be an active area of increasing interest and implementation,” says Program Chair Christopher A. Evans, PhD, Section Manager, PTS – DMPK GlaxoSmithKline. “This workshop will focus on the three areas primarily impacted by DBS implementation: bioanalytical, preclinical studies and safety assessment, and clinical studies and clinical pharmacokinetics.
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