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High quality in vitro and in vivo studies to help prediction of therapeutic outcomes. Integration with early formulation development studies that enable more accurate scaling of results to humans.

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BioDuro provides insightful Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic services through its unique position as a drug discovery and development organization. With strong credentials and experience in chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and formulation development, the DMPK team performs studies with a wide variety of animal models in an AAALAC accredited and GLP-like environment.

BioDuro Advantage

  • Integration with drug discovery and drug development teams
  • 5-10 day project turnaround time
  • Custom studies for ADME
  • AAALAC accredited animal facilities
  • GLP-like laboratory environment
  • Dedication to animal welfare


  • In Vitro ADME
  • In Vivo Rodent PK/TK
    • Species:
      • Mice (CD-1, C57BL/6, etc), Rats (Sprague Dawley, Wistar, Wistar-Han, etc), Hamsters, Guinea pigs
    • Administration Routes:
      • Oral (PO), Intravenous (IV bolus, infusion, cassette-dosing), Intraarterial (IA), intramuscular (IM), Intraperitoneal (IP), Intratracheal (IT), Subcutaneous (SC), Transdermal (TD)
    • Surgical Techniques:
      • Bile-duct cannulation (BDC), Jugular cannulation (JVC), Portal vein cannulation (PVC), Carotid artery cannulation (CAC), JVC/CAC, JVC/PVC
    • Biological Matrices:
      • Blood plasma/serum, bile/urine/feces, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), bone marrow, tissue (liver, brain, kidney, etc) or tumor specimens
    • Mouse PK: Serial bleeding
    • Cassette-dosing
    • Excretion pathways
    • Turnaround Time:
      • 5-10 working days
  • Dog and Monkey PK
    • Dog PK:
      • In-house dog colony: 48 Beagle dogs
      • Administration Routes: PO and IV (bolus, infusion), SC
      • Crossover or Non-crossover; fast/fed (food effect); PK/PD evaluation
    • Monkey PK:
      • Off-site NHP colony: 32 male Cynomologus monkeys
      • Partner: Dosing and Sampling
      • BioDuro: Formulation prep, monitoring for dosing and sampling, bioanalytical method development and sample analysis, report writing
      • Excretion pathways
    • Turnaround time:
      • 10 working days for non-naive dogs & monkeys
  • Exploratory Toxicity (MTD, DRF) in Rodents (In-house) and in Dogs/Monkeys (With Partners)
    • Maximum toleration dose
    • Dose ranging finding/toxicokinetics (7, 14 and 28 days)
      • Clinical observation
      • Clinical pathology (serum chemistry, hematology and coagulation)
      • Histopathology (samples analyzed by partners)
    • Turnaround Time
      • 10 working days for TK and clinical pathology
      • 5-6 weeks for histopathology report
  • Deliverables
    • Bioavailability
    • PK parameters
    • Tissue distribution
    • Maximum toleration dose
    • Dose proportionality
    • Excretion pathways: biliary vs urinary
    • Vehicle selection
    • Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)
    • PD biomarkers
  • Capacity
    • 60 IV/PO PK/week
  • Pre-formulation screening
    • ~2,000 compounds/year
  • Other species available with Partners
    • Ferrets
    • Mini-pigs
    • Rabbits


  • PO, IV, SC, IP, IN; IV/PO cassette dosing
  • Multiple dosage routes
  • Multiple cannulation models
  • Liver microsome/hepatocyte stability
  • CYP phenotyping
  • Metabolite ID
  • Caco-2
  • CYP inhibition assay
  • Time dependent inhibition
  • GSH trapping assay


  • LC-MS/MS
    • API-6500+
    • API-5500
    • API-4000 QTRAP
    • API 4500 QTRAP
    • API 4000
    • Shimadzu LC-30AD
    • Waters H-Class
    • Shimadzu LC-20AD
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