Altasciences Leads Research on Chemical Nerve Agent Therapeutic from Preclinical to Clinical Phase I
Laval, Quebec, May 22, 2019 – Altasciences announced today that they have been selected by Leidos Health to guide and support the development of the CCR5 antagonist peptide RAP-103, licensed property of Creative Bio-Peptides Inc., as a chemical nerve agent therapeutic on behalf of the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium and funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
Altasciences will conduct the required Safety Testing, all IND-enabling studies (non-GLP and GLP), the necessary Phase I clinical trials, and associated bioanalytical analysis.
“Altasciences’ preclinical and clinical teams are collaborating with Leidos Health on this important program. Together, we have developed a plan to move RAP-103 from preclinical, safely through early clinical trials. As a mid-size CRO specializing in a flexible, innovative approach to providing comprehensive early stage drug development, we have the experience and team in place to complete this program successfully, on time and within budget,” explained Steve Mason, Vice President, Site Operations, at Altasciences.
For over 25 years, Altasciences has been helping sponsors move from one key milestone to the next with the goal of helping them make informed, faster and more complete early phase drug development decisions. Altasciences’ full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management — all of which can be tailored to specific sponsor requirements.
“We have selected Altasciences for their ability to take us seamlessly from one key milestone to the next. The fact that we have one Altasciences program manager at our disposal through all phases is a true benefit and ensures seamless handoffs and communication along the way,” stated Dr. Vinayaka Kotraiah, Preclinical Discovery Lead/Program Manager at Leidos Health.
Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing, and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.