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Established in 2003 to meet a need for accurate, sensitive antimalarial drug measurements in the biological fluids of clinical trials patients, MORU’s Department of Clinical Pharmacology is now one of the world’s leading laboratories for antimalarial drug pharmacology.

Clinical pharmacology

Overview

Led by Prof Joel Tarning, Clinical Pharmacology conducts its own research and supports the MORU Tropical Health Network and external research groups with study design, drug measurements, pharmacometric analysis and interpretation of pharmacological results.

Facilities

Based at MORU Bangkok, the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory uses a variety of sample preparation techniques (such as solid-phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction) in combination with LC-MS to quantify drugs in biological samples.

Significant achievements

Clinical Pharmacology conducts its own research and supports the MORU Tropical Health Network and external research groups with study design, drug measurements, pharmacometric analysis and interpretation of pharmacological results.

Future vision

Highly integrated wtih MORU Tropical Health Network activities across the globe, Clinical Pharmacology Department’s strengths are in scientific output, our laboratories and access to clinical trials and samples