A Walk-Up ADME Testing System for Medicinal Chemists and Pharmacologists
Published: February 8, 2008
VivADME was born with the fusion of a problem and a solution: recognition by a Medicinal Chemist that ADME data took too long to obtain, and, the realization that microfluidic tools could address the problem. The vivADME microfluidics solution means that ADME profiling can be performed in minutes with microgram-scale samples in a walk-up system with a very low cost per sample. Examples are given for log D determinations, Liver Microsomal Stability and Plasma Stability. Log D measured by the microfluidics method was compared to the traditional shaken-flask method on 28 drug-like and other molecules and gave a correlation R2 = 0.9751. Rapidly obtained VivADME results for Microsomal Stability and Plasma Stability correlate well with more labour-intensive ADME results obtained using standard protocols.