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TetraQ Services Presentation
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TetraQ Services Presentation
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  • 1. Where is TetraQ?  Located at The University of Queensland in Brisbane Brisbane (UQ), Queensland  Joint initiative of UQ, Queensland Institute for Medical Research (QIMR) and Q-Pharm  Part funded by the Queensland Government Smart State Research Facilities Fund  8.1 M$ invested in State-of-the-art infrastructure  GLP recognized  Staffing – 30 FTE + casuals Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 2. Who founded TetraQ? 4 Founders Professors Ron Dickinson, Istvan Toth, Rod Minchin & Maree Smith  Internationally recognized experts in the four core preclinical disciplines – • ADME • Efficacy • Toxicology • Pharmaceutics  100 yrs expertise & know-how amongst founders  60 yrs of commercialization experience amongst founders Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 3. How is TetraQ structured? Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) Research Training The Hub of Organics Analysis Commercial arm of Targeted to bringing Short courses for CIPDD; Business innovation into Drug Industry Bioanalysis Services undertaking contract R&D Development “Toolkit” for UQ researchers for biotech & Pharma i.e. methods research clients Preclinical Seminars Modern GLP facilities Funded by research with the latest equipment Registered business grants: Govt + Industry Training of PhD students and highly trained name of UniQuest - working on “toolkit technical staff for contracting entity research” services to University of QLD researchers Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 4. What is the significance of TetraQ services?  Assess potential therapeutic effects of the drug candidate in living organisms  Gather sufficient data to determine reasonable safety of the drug candidate in humans through laboratory experimentation and animal studies  Determine whether the drug candidate is ever likely to be developed as a pharmaceutical “Fail early, fail cheap” Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 5. Why is this significant?  Expensive exercise – $US 800 – 1200 million  Long timelines – 10-15 yrs  Huge risk of failure  Only 1 in 5000 molecules from drug discovery will make it to market and become a new product Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 6. Where does TetraQ fit into the drug development phases? Preclinical Phase I Phase II Phase III Drug Discovery Drug Clinical Clinical Clinical Development Trials Trails Trails Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 7. What are the services TetraQ provide? Assessment of:  Efficacy:  “Does it work?”  Cell-based assays and animal models of human disease  ADME - Pharmacokinetics and metabolism:  “How can it be delivered and what does the body do to it?”  Absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination (ADME)  Toxicology:  “Is it safe?”  Cell-based assays and animal testing  Pharmaceutics:  “Is its manufacture viable and controllable?”  Physicochemical properties; formulation studies, stability Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 8. Efficacy – Biological Services Is the drug candidate effective against the target disease?  Proof-of-concept studies in animal models of human disease  Pain: nociceptive, inflammatory, neuropathic  Arthritis  CNS Models - Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‟s disease  Obesity  Diabetes Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 9. Pharmaceutics Does the drug candidate have the right physical, chemical & biological properties to become a medicine for human use?  Physicochemical characterization  FTIR, UV,NMR,MS  Solubility studies  Stability trials & stability indicating method development  Dissolution studies Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 10. Toxicology TetraQ-Toxicology facilities are GLP recognised Is the drug candidate sufficiently safe to administer to humans in early stage clinical trials ?  Genotoxicity assays (Ames Test, Micronucleus, Mouse Lymphoma Assay)  In vivo acute & repeat dose (chronic) toxicity studies  In vivo safety pharmacology (including hERG, respiratory and CNS)  Cytotoxicity assessment  In vivo – two species, rodent and non rodent (dog, primates) Project Management Services  Preclinical development plans Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 11. ADME – Bioanalytic Services (absorption, distribution, metabolism elimination) TetraQ-ADME is GLP recognised & has NATA ISO 17025, Research & Development Accreditation  World leaders in bioanalytical method development & sample analysis of drugs/metabolites in biological fluids, human and animal samples  Validated bioanalytical methods  HPLC, LC-MS/MS, ELISA  Screening, partially validated, fully validated to satisfy FDA requirements  Bioavailability and pharmacokinetic studies  Drug metabolism studies including metabolite identification  Biodistribution and plasma protein binding studies  Toxicokinetics Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 12. What Clinical trial experience does TetraQ have? HAHA Assay  Transferred and validated HAHA assay (Human antibody/human antibody) and anaylsed 100‟s of samples ELISA Assay (Only Australian laboratory ISO-17025 R&D accredited for ELISA)  Transferred and conducted partial validation of ELISA assay for major Australian biotech organisations with analysis of 1500 plasma samples  LC-MS/MS - 3 synthetic peptides in a single vaccine  Fully validated in rat plasma to FDA requirements  Analysis of samples from Toxicokinetic study Small molecules - LC-MS/MS Bioequivalence studies for generics Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 13. Quality is Key!  Our Quality System is maintained by a full-time Quality Assurance Manager who is supported by trained QA staff in each facility  TetraQ-ADME - NATA ISO 17025, Research & Development Accreditation  TetraQ-ADME and TetraQ-Toxicology are GLP recognised facilities  Data acceptable for Australian and international regulatory submission Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 14. Who are TetraQ clients?  Australian biotech and pharma companies  ASX-listed & private companies  International clients  Based in USA, Europe, Asia & Japan  Universities, Research Institutes, Big Pharma  300 projects for 70 clients since inception in May 2005  Frequent repeat business  Indicates strong client satisfaction Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 15. Why use TetraQ Services?  TetraQ offer Tailored solutions, not just a menu of choices  Four world class facilities with "State of the art” equipment including LC- MS/MS, HPLC and ELISA equipment  Highly skilled scientific and management team, Services backed by a leadership team with wealth experience in all 4 areas of preclinical drug development Quality science behind all services (no short cuts)  Modern PC2, SPF central animal breeding facilities  We assist clients with data interpretation to facilitate and guide timely decision-making  A „one-stop shop‟ for early stage drug development Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions
  • 16. Thank you for your interest in TetraQ Dean Simonsen We are focused to provide - Sales & Services Manager - Mb: 61 409 480 532 preclinical drug development solutions to meet your needs - Email: d.simonsen@tetraq.com.au - PH: 61 7 3346 9933 - Fx: 61 7 3346 7391 Please feel free to ask questions to Rose-marie Pennisi - Commercial Manager better understand how we may - Mb: 61 437 112 549 - Email: r.pennisi@tetraq.com.au assist your organisation Quality Preclinical Drug Development Solutions

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