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Taylor Technology this week announced it is offering the Fast PK service, which can perform a complete pharmacokinetic study in five days or less.

Typically, pharmacokinetic studies take weeks to complete.

Taylor is a subsidiary of PharmaNet Development Group and specializes in mass spectrometry and immunochemistry for drug discovery and development analysis.

Fast PK is part of PharmaNet's strategic alliance with Aniclin Preclinical Services, and allows Taylor to leverage Aniclin's complementary services, "as well as cutting edge technology to enhance bioanalytical program support and in vivo services," Taylor said in a statement.

Fast PK includes formulation, dosing, PK sampling, transfer of samples to the lab, and bioanalysis of six time points "inclusive of quality control samples and front and back standard curves," Taylor said. "The accelerated timeline involves the new chemical entities arriving at Aniclin where dosing is performed." Collected plasma samples are sent within two hours to Taylor, where they are then immediately processed for LC-MS/MS analysis.

Taylor uses Thermo Fisher Scientific's Exactive LC-MS system for semi-quantitative metabolite analysis data during the Fast PK assay.

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