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Elsevier PharmaPendium Case Study

PharmaPendium is ‘Very Comprehensive’ and is Highly Recommended by a DMPK Scientist at a Medium-Sized Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a medium enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on an April 2017 survey of Elsevier PharmaPendium customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

A DMPK scientist uses PharmaPendium for “Designing preclinical studies for translational research (PD) purposes.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier PharmaPendium are:

  • Validating the best animal models to use and predict how results translate to the clinic
  • Reducing the number of preclinical studies that are required by citing relevant preclinical studies

Use Case

The surveyed company uses PharmaPendium on a project-basis and has >5 drugs in the pipeline


The surveyed company rated their level of agreement with the following statements about PharmaPendium:

  • Is the only online source of text searchable FDA and EMA drug approval documents: partially agree
  • Facilitates comparative analyses across drugs, targets, adverse effects and indications: partially agree
  • Provides important insights that impact the success of a project: partially agree
  • Enables them to find actionable information much faster than other methods: partially agree
  • Helps to address bottleneck / urgent issues that arise during drug development: partially agree
  • Provides translational insights that are critical for my work: partially agree
  • The company uses the data in PharmaPendium for their work in the following ways:
    • To better inform drug candidate selection by looking at comparative preclinical and clinical safety, deliverability and/or efficacy data
    • To better design preclinical studies that provide greater insight into potential clinical safety risk and/or clinical outcome

The survey respondents recommend continuing to continue subscribe to PharmaPendium.

About This Data

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