Fundamental Of Pharmacokinetics

The webinar reviews the general concepts and basic elements of pharmacokinetics. The webinar will describe the processes that a drug undergoes after administration such as the absorption (when not administered intravenously), the distribution, including plasma protein binding, the metabolism (the biotransformation of the drug into its metabolites) and the excretion (via the bile in faces and via the kidney in urine). The use of PK during drug development will also be described. PK studies can facilitate knowledge management and decision making to streamline drug discovery and development and to reduce the attrition rate.

Pharmacokinetics are fundamental throughout drug discovery and development. The assessment of the pharmacokinetic profile on new chemical entities reduces the failure during development making the process more efficient.

Why You Should Attend:

To get a better understanding of the different aspects that contribute to the pharmacokinetic profile of a new chemical entity. PK studies asses drug exposure to facilitate drug development. PK studies offer great support to learn and confirm the key characteristics of new molecular entities in a quantitative manner. This provides evidence for optimizing drug development plans and enabling critical decision-making. Drug development without PK is considered at a higher risk of failure.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Absorption
  • Distribution
  • Metabolism
  • Excretion
  • Volume of distribution
  • Plasma protein binding
  • Clearance
  • Elimination half-life
Who Should Attend:

  • Project Managers
  • Pre-Clinical and Clinical Pharmacologists
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Drug Discovery Scientists
  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Medical Writers
  • Graduate students willing to enter the drug R&D sector


Dr. Stefano Persiani

Dr. Stefano Persiani is currently Director of Translational Sciences and Pharmacokinetics at Rottapharm Biotech, Italy. He graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Milan, Italy and completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Department of Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Persiani was later a Research Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutics of the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California, USA. After these academic positions, he entered the pharmaceutical industry at Farmitalia Carlo Erba, Pharmacia, Upjohn, and Zambon Group and in the CRO sector as Scientific Director for Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Persiani in his current role applies translational approaches from drug discovery to registration in several therapeutic areas. Dr. Persiani is a member of various international scientific societies, serves on the review board of numerous professional journals, and acts as an external expert for the European Commission on the 7th Framework Program, HORIZON 2020, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Program, and Innovative Medicine Initiative. He also acts as an external expert for the La Caixa Foundation (Spain) and for the Research Agency of the Check Republic.

Specialities: Drug and biopharmaceutical discovery and development; from pre-clinical to clinical Phase I, and IIa. Dr. Persiani gives courses and consults in the above fields at the University of Milan Bicocca, University of Chieti, University of Bologna, University of Rimini, Thomson Reuter, IIR, Life Sciences Strategy, Informa life sciences, Health Communication Network, Vision in Business, Pharmaceutical Training International, GRC Educators,, and MPG Media.

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