Novadiscovery, Takeda in new clinical simulation collaboration

Novadiscovery, Takeda in new clinical simulation collaboration

March 26, 2021 Off By Dino Mustafić

Novadiscovery, a clinical trial simulation platform to predict drug efficacy and optimize clinical trial development, today announces that it has entered into a new collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) aimed at incorporating clinical simulation technology on virtual patients into Takeda France’s access strategy.

The company noted that this agreement builds on an existing relationship between the companies that began in 2017.

Regulatory agencies are increasingly advocating for the expanded use of in silico technology to improve clinical trial efficiency and increase the probability of regulatory success, Novadiscovery said. It noted that Takeda, through its association with NOVA, is leading the way in incorporating disease modelling and trial simulation in virtual populations in its pipeline development programs.

François-Henri Boissel, CEO, NOVA, said: “We are pleased to announce this new collaboration with Takeda, particularly as it follows on from our existing relationship with this global biopharmaceutical leader. Industry and regulatory bodies are becoming increasingly confident in both the quality of the data obtained through clinical simulation and the verifiable nature of the outcomes, and we are proud to be an integral part of the paradigm change occurring in R&D.”

Thierry Marquet, MD, General Manager, ad interim Takeda France, said: “Our ambition is to provide faster access to innovations for patients. We are looking forward to applying NOVA’s virtual population simulation technology and in silico research approach as a complement to clinical development plans to support health technology assessment for our innovative therapies.”