PRINCETON, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a leading provider of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, announced today that its subsidiary, PharmaNet Canada, Inc. (PharmaNet) and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) and its Research Center, one of the largest centers for nephrology in a single location in Canada, have agreed to collaborate in the conduct of pharmacokinetic studies in patients with impaired renal function.
At PharmaNet's clinical pharmacology unit in Canada, new drugs are evaluated in Phase I clinical studies for PharmaNet's clients. Under the current FDA draft guidance, certain of these studies require the evaluation of drug products in study participants that have impaired renal function. The collaboration with HMR will provide PharmaNet enhanced access to potential study participants with mild, moderate, or severe impaired renal function.
"We are very pleased to partner with HMR," commented Riaz Bandali, President, Early Stage Development. "Demand for the conduct of pharmacokinetic studies in patients with impaired renal function is increasing. By partnering with HMR, a leading nephrology center and specialized hospital, we can efficiently conduct trials in patients with various levels of renal impairment, while assuring the patients' safety and well-being."
Mr. Bandali added, "We view this partnership with HMR as an important first step in PharmaNet's strategy to expand our academic expertise and the number of first-in-person and patient studies that we conduct in hospital settings."
"By partnering with PharmaNet, our renal impaired patients have the opportunity to contribute to the evaluation of innovative, potentially life-saving therapeutics in a safe environment with their own physicians," commented Dr. Vincent Pichette, Nephrologist-Pharmacologist and Director of the Nephrology Research, Ma
|SOURCE PharmaNet Development Group, Inc.|
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