Using Mechanistic Modeling Approaches to Support Bioequivalence Assessments for Oral Products

Publication: AAPS J
Software: GastroPlus®


This report summarizes the proceedings for Day 1 Session 3 of the 2-day public workshop entitled “Best Practices for Utilizing Modeling Approaches to Support Generic Product Development,” a jointly sponsored workshop by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Research on Complex Generics (CRCG) in the year 2022. The aims of this workshop were to discuss how to modernize approaches for efficiently demonstrating bioequivalence (BE), to establish their role in modern paradigms of generic drug development, and to explore and develop best practices for the use of modeling and simulation approaches in regulatory submissions and approval. The theme of this session is mechanistic modeling approaches supporting BE assessments for oral drug products. As a summary, with more successful cases of PBPK absorption modeling being developed and shared, the general strategies/frameworks on using PBPK for oral products are being formed; this will help further evolvement of this area. In addition, the early communications between the industry and the agency through appropriate pathways (e.g., pre-abbreviated new drug applications (pre-ANDA) meetings) are encouraged, and this will speed up the successful development and utility of PBPK modeling for oral products.

By Fang Wu, Youssef Mousa, Rebeka Jereb, Hannah Batchelor, Sumon Chakraborty, Tycho Heimbach, Ethan Stier, Filippos Kesisoglou, Sivacharan Kollipara, Lei Zhang & Liang Zhao