Aims: The purpose of this work was to support the prediction of a potentially effective dose for the CETP-inhibitor, BAY 60-5521, in humans.
Methods: A combination of allometric scaling of the pharmacokinetics of the CETP-inhibitor BAY 60-5521 with pharmacodynamic studies in CETP-transgenic mice and in human plasma with physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling was used to support the selection of the first-in-man dose.
Results: The PBPK approach predicts a greater extent of distribution for BAY 60-5521 in humans compared with the allometric scaling method as reflected by a larger predicted volume of distribution and longer elimination half-life. The combined approach led to an estimate of a potentially effective dose for BAY 60-5521 of 51 mg in humans.
Conclusion: The approach described in this paper supported the prediction of a potentially effective dose for the CETP-inhibitor BAY 60-5521 in humans. Confirmation of the dose estimate was obtained in a first-in-man study.
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