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May 21, 2019
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PMDA Adds Licenses of GastroPlus®

Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLP), the leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and consumer goods industries, today announced that it has received an order from the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in Japan to add licenses to its GastroPlus® software suite.

John DiBella, Lancaster division president for Simulations Plus, said: “The adoption of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to support various applications during the drug development process has increased over the years, partly driven by encouragement from global regulatory agencies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) have led these efforts, and it is exciting to see PMDA invest in the GastroPlus platform in anticipation of more submissions coming to them for review. This news is most welcomed by the >30, and growing, domestic Japanese pharmaceutical companies that have been utilizing our technologies for years, as they will hopefully engage more frequently with PMDA to identify how the simulation results can potentially be applied to reduce time to market and get medicines to patients more cost effectively.”

Views expressed in this press release do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the Japanese Government.

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