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Fast Parameter Identification for Personalized Pharmacokinetics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-18-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: H17B-003-0049
Amount: $149,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP17B-003
Solicitation Number: 17.B
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-08
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Behnood Gholami
 (347) 774-1617
Business Contact
 Behnood Gholami
Phone: (678) 886-6400
Research Institution
 University of Colorado Boulder
 Jennifer Archuleta Jennifer Archuleta
430 UCB Array
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

 (303) 492-7274
 Nonprofit College or University

Drug dosingcan bemademore precise by using pharmacokineticand pharmacodynamicmodeling. Pharmacokinetics is thestudy of the concentration of drugs in tissueasafunction of timeand doseschedule,whereas pharmacodynamics is thestudy of therelationship between drugconcentration and drugeffect. By relating doseto resultant drugconcentration (pharmacokinetics)and concentration to effect (pharmacodynamics),amodel for drug dosingcan begenerated.We proposeto develop acomputational frameworkfor system identification of pharmacokineticmodels,where we will usecompartmental dynamical systemsasageneral frameworkto model pharmacokinetics. A constrained optimization problem is formulated to find optimal parameters of thecompartmental model. A GPU-based numerical solver will be used to solvetheconstrained optimization problem.

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