ISBN 9781119289197

Quantitative Pharmacology and Individualized Therapy Strategies

by Honghui Zhou

Thorough Overview Identifies and Addresses Critical Gaps in the Treatment of Several Chronic Diseases 

With increasing numbers of patients suffering from Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs), and with the increasing reliance on biopharmaceuticals to treat them, it is imperative that researchers and medical practitioners have a thorough understanding of the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of therapeutic proteins as well as translational pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling for them. This comprehensive volume answers that need to be addressed.

Featuring eighteen chapters from world-renowned experts and opinion leaders in pharmacology, translational medicine and immunology, editors Honghui Zhou and Diane Mould have curated a much-needed collection of research on the advanced applications of pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology to the development of biotherapeutics and individualized treatment strategies for the treatment of IMIDs. Authors discuss the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases in addition to both theoretical and practical aspects of quantitative pharmacology for therapeutic proteins, current translational medicine research methodologies and novel thinking in treatment paradigm strategies for IMIDs. Other notable features include:

•          Contributions from well-known authors representing leading academic research centers, specialized contract research organizations and pharmaceutical industries whose pipelines include therapeutic proteins

•          Chapters on a wide range of topics (e.g., pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases, biomarkers in ulcerative colitis, model-based meta-analysis use in the development of therapeutic proteins)

•          Case studies of applying quantitative pharmacology approaches to guiding therapeutic protein drug development in IMIDs such as psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and lupus

Zhou and Mould’s timely contribution to the critical study of biopharmaceuticals is a valuable resource for any academic and industry researcher working in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, biochemistry, or biotechnology as well as the many clinicians seeking the safest and most effective treatments for patients dealing with chronic immune disorders.