long half-life and large variability [Regulatives / Guidelines]

posted by ElMaestro  – Belgium?, 2020-07-30 08:17 (84 d 05:28 ago) – Posting: # 21802
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Hi mrtin,

» There are two types of covariates (type 1: continous = subject specfic values; and type 2: categorical variable with a few levels).

Type 2 sounds like the very thing that I would call a fixed factor. :-)

» At the first glance a different regulatory pathway might be worth considering based on a PK or exposure similarity evalulation as in such a case there could be more flexibility regarding acceptance of statistical models used to test for equivalence in PK metrics.
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» Happy to get your thoughts on this idea.

I would always recommend to approach regulators for a discussion. They will always listen but not always agree.

Injectable? Sometimes surface area or body weight is reasonable for exposure modeling. That's a covariate in the word's best sense :-) As in, a continuous variable. If multiple periods or longitudinal study, a covariates like bw may change over time.

I could be wrong, but...

Best regards,
ElMaestro

No, of course you do not need to audit your CRO if it was inspected in 1968 by the agency of Crabongostan.

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