The importance of drug safety and tolerability in the development of new immunosuppressive therapy for transplant recipients: The Transplant Therapeutics Consortium's position statement.

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The Transplant Therapeutics Consortium (TTC) is a public-private partnership between the US Food and Drug Administration and the transplantation community including the transplantation societies and members of the biopharmaceutical industry. The TTC was formed to accelerate the process of developing new medical products for transplant patients. The initial goals of this collaboration are the following: (a) To define which aspects of the kidney transplant drug-development process have clear needs for improvement from an industry and regulatory perspective; (b) to define which of the unmet needs in the process could be positively impacted through the development of specific drug-development tools based on available data; and (c) to determine the most appropriate pathway to achieve regulatory acceptance of the proposed process-accelerating tools. The TTC has identified 2 major areas of emphasis: new biomarkers or endpoints for determining the efficacy of new therapies and new tools to assess the safety or tolerability of new therapies. This article presents the rationale and planned approach to develop new tools to assess safety and tolerability of therapies for transplant patients. We also discuss how similar efforts might support the continued development of patient-reported outcome measures in the future.

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Cited Authors

  • Stegall, MD; Troy Somerville, K; Everly, MJ; Mannon, RB; Gaber, AO; First, MR; Agashivala, N; Perez, V; Newell, KA; Morris, RE; Sudan, D; Romero, K; Eremenco, S; Mattera, M; Spear, N; Porter, AC; O'Doherty, I

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 625 - 632

PubMed ID

  • 30549395

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1600-6143

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ajt.15214


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States