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Covance »31/07/2009 [Company watch]
Covance Becomes First CRO to Globally Deliver Innovative Technique for TK/PK Sampling

Covance Inc. today announced the addition of a new global integrated service supporting the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sampling technique with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) toxicology and bioanalytical analysis. Conforming to the three R\'s guiding principles of research — reduction, replacement, and refinement — DBS sampling provides higher quality toxicokinetic data while reducing test article, shipping, and storage requirements.

 
Covance Becomes First CRO to Globally Deliver Innovative Technique for TK/PK Sampling — Integrated Dried Blood Spot (DBS) TK/PK sampling technique improves data quality with combined GLP toxicology, bioanalytical services — Covance Inc. today announced the addition of a new global integrated service supporting the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) sampling technique with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) toxicology and bioanalytical analysis. Conforming to the three R\'s guiding principles of research — reduction, replacement, and refinement — DBS sampling provides higher quality toxicokinetic data while reducing test article, shipping, and storage requirements. As the first CRO to globally support the DBS sample technique, this integrated service provides more efficient toxicology and bioanalytical testing to potentially improve data quality: said Steven Michael, vice president and chief scientific officer, global bioanalytical services, Covance: This service reduces sample volumes, provides a more refined sample collection process, and improved data quality to increas study speed and quality. Covance spent more than a year analyzing thousands of DBS samples from multiple studies to perfect the bioanalytical technique.\" The DBS sampling technique increases sample handling safety with chemically treated cards that inactivate HIV and Hepatitis B. The technique also enhances compound stability and increases flexibility in study design while providing convenient collection, shipping, and storage of blood samples for toxicokinetic and pharmacokinetic data. DBS also offers clinical advantages as a preferred method of blood collection over venous cannula sampling. \"This new service provides our clients with sound ethical and cost benefits by significantly reducing sample volumes and improving data quality,\" said Steve Barkyoumb, vice president, North America toxicology, Covance. Covance offers a dedicated, integrated team of toxicology Study Directors with an average of 15 years of industry experience and bioanalytical scientists with an average of 10 years of industry experience. Covance offers flexible global capacity with facilities located in Chandler, Ariz.; Greenfield, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Madison, Wis.; Vienna, Va.; Harrogate, United Kingdom; Münster, Germany; and Shanghai, China.

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