DMPK and Physical Sciences

Delivering tailored DMPK expertise through innovation, quality and commitment. The DMPK and Physical Sciences Department is dedicated to the understanding of the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drug candidates.

Our industry experienced scientists work in close partnership with the client and other departments within Sygnature.We deliver valuable and reproducible DMPK data using industry standard assay technologies and techniques that support an efficient design, make, test, analyse cycle during an integrated project.

Our scientists not only undertake the in vitro assays, but also have the expertise to interpret the data generated. They also have the know-how and experience to provide a comprehensive consultancy service to interpret in vitro DMPK and in vivo PK data generated elsewhere. In addition, throughout the course of a project our clients have direct access to our scientists to facilitate complete transparency and detailed discussions.



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DMPK and Physical Sciences capabilities



Physico-chemical profiling









  • Bile, Faecal or Urine Metabolite Profiling in preclinical species

Preclinical Toxicology

  • Transport induction / inhibition
  • (BSEP inhibition, MRP2, OATP1B1, NTCP, MDR1, OCT2, and others on request)
  • Cell viability
  • Mitochondrial Toxicology
  • Phospholipidosis
  • UGT1A1/3 Inhibition


Pharmacokinetics and Bioanalysis

  • Formulation Assessment for DxPK studies
  • PK and PD Studies support (in-life phase outsourced)
  • Plasma/Blood/Tissue Bioanalysis
  • PK/PD relationships and dose predictions
  • PK or TK Parameters (WinNonLin)


In-house instrumentation

  • Waters Xevo G2-XS QTOF (UPLC-MS-TOF)
  • Waters Xevo TQS-micro (UPLC-MS-MS)
  • Waters Acquity QDa (UPLC-MS)
  • MD SpectraMax 384 (analyte detection)
  • Agilent HP1100/1200 (HPLC +/- MS Systems)
  • Waters Semi-Prep (HPLC)
  • Beckman Biomek NXP
  • Genevac EZ2-Plus evaporator



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