How can I accelerate the development of my oncology drug candidate?

Supporting oncology drug development from candidate selection through to commercial manufacture and supply

In the past 5 years alone, Quotient has successfully worked on over 300 oncology development projects for 91 different oncology drug candidates spanning 34 different disease indications. Our extensive formulation expertise coupled with our agile and flexible approach to clinical and commercial manufacturing makes us the ideal partner to provide an end-to-end solution for the development of oncology drug products.

Take a look at our latest blog featuring John McDermott, Quotient Sciences' VP of Scientific Consulting. John shares his insights on the benefits of evaluating targeted oncology molecules in healthy volunteers and applying our Translational Pharmaceutics® platform to accelerate drug product optimization. Read more about our oncology case studies and insights by following the links below.

Oncology blog   Oncology whitepaper

Our approach is simple:

1. Pre-Formulation Assessment & Formulation Development

At Quotient Sciences, we emphasize the importance of data-driven decisions in early development. We prioritize the key API characterization data required, which allows our scientific experts to recommend the selection of the appropriate API form as well as inform a data-driven strategy for preclinical and clinical pharmaceutical development based on the Developability Classification System (DCS). With unparalleled biopharmaceutics experience, we factor in and anticipate clinical considerations as well as the in vitro performance of pharmaceutical formulations.

Early laboratory prototyping is performed on bench-scale equipment, which mirrors both small-scale and mid-to-large-scale GMP manufacturing, in order to de-risk process scale-up and development should the molecule achieve its early clinical endpoints.

2. Clinical development: accelerating to POC

Our experts provide the full spectrum of manufacturing and supply paradigms, from traditional large batch manufacturing, through bright stock distribution and personalized manufacturing. There are compelling drivers for small batch sizes, such as conservation of API, and dose flexibility in order to meet individual subject needs and reduced stability needs. Fundamentally, with personalized manufacturing, the product is made on-demand, only when needed based on patient requirements. Overall, this alternative approach offers a reduction in waste and cost, while maximizing the potential for clinical success.

3. Formulation optimization and validation of product performance in humans

At Quotient Sciences, we have demonstrated that formulation flexibility in healthy volunteer trials can be used to develop 'patient-ready' formulations for oncology molecules in less than half the time of the industry standard. This is accomplished by the close integration of real-time manufacturing and clinical testing, also known as Translational Pharmaceutics, which uses a 14-day 'make-test' cycle, enabling formulation decisions to be made based on emerging human data.

4. Process development, “scale-up” & clinical manufacturing for Phase II/III

Recognizing the need to move rapidly through clinical development, Quotient has the capability to efficiently scale-up drug product manufacturing processes from Phase I to meet the demands of later clinical trial requirements and ensure a seamless transition to larger-scale manufacturing and drug product commercialization.

5. Commercial manufacturing & supply

At Quotient Sciences, we work with our customers to configure a robust manufacturing and supply chain to meet their needs. We continue to invest in small-scale commercial equipment to broaden the technologies and product formats available and ensure seamless continuity throughout the development life cycle. We can accelerate development programs through registration and process validation and our manufacturing facilities support batch sizes ranging from less than 1 kg to over 500 kg for solid oral dosage forms and up to 350 L for liquid formats. Whether you are preparing for ANDA, NDA, MAA or Japanese NDA, Quotient Sciences has the expertise and regulatory approval to manufacture your registration and validation batches for the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan. Our expert team also has significant experience in supporting 505(b)(2) and all post-approval change filings.

As a fully integrated drug development, clinical testing and manufacturing organization, Quotient Sciences addresses the challenges associated with developing small molecule oncology therapeutics. We are dedicated to accelerating the development of new drugs for patients around the world providing individual services or fully integrated programs through our unique Translational Pharmaceutics platform. Connect with us today to learn how we can help support development and manufacturing needs of your oncology drug program.

Connect with us today to learn how we can help support the development and manufacturing needs of your oncology drug program.

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"Quotient Sciences' has been a great partner to work with. Their project management was top-notch and costs remained within budget throughout our collaboration. Their scheduling and execution have been impeccable; the program has run like clockwork. As a client, you can’t really ask for more!"

- Dr Ofir Moreno, Vice President of Research & Development at MEI Pharma

Read MEI Pharma's case study