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Methoxymorpholinyldoxorubicin (FCE 23762) is a novel, highly lipophilic doxorubicin analogue. It possesses potent in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity including efficacy in multidrug-resistant tumor cell lines. It is also metabolically activated in vivo resulting in an 80-fold increase in potency over the parent drug. In this phase I study the drug was(More)
A sensitive and selective high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of 3'-deamino-3'-[2(S)-methoxy-4-morpholinyl]doxorubicin and its possible 13-dihydro metabolite in human plasma has been developed. The plasma samples were buffered and the drugs and internal standard (doxorubicin) were extracted with diethyl ether-n-butanol,(More)
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a cytostatic agent that has been widely used in the treatment of various solid tumours for more than 20 years, and is still considered to be among the most active antineoplastic agents in advanced colorectal cancer and malignancies of the head and neck. A large number of non-chromatographic and chromatographic methods for the(More)
A highly sensitive inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method with microwave-assisted sample digestion for the determination of total platinum in rat whole and ultrafiltrate plasma was developed and validated. A first step of this study concerned the optimization of the mineralization procedure, in order to obtain good extraction recovery(More)
MAG-camptothecin (MAG-CPT) is the lead compound of a novel drug delivery system in which an active cytotoxic moiety, camptothecin (CPT), is covalently linked to a soluble polymeric carrier (MAG) to form an inactive prodrug. The mechanism of action of CPT remains unaltered, but the delivery system is thought to allow the carrier-bound drug to accumulate in(More)
Polymeric drug conjugates are a new and experimental class of drug delivery systems with pharmacokinetic promises. The antineoplastic drug camptothecin was linked to a water-soluble polymeric backbone (MAG-CPT) and administrated as a 30 min infusion over 3 consecutive days every 4 weeks to patients with malignant solid tumours. The objectives of our study(More)
A sensitive and selective high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of 6-methylen-androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione (exemestane) and its 17-dihydro metabolite in human plasma has been developed. The analytes and internal standard (Norgestrel) were extracted from plasma samples with a methylene chloride-iso-octane mixture; the organic(More)
A simple and fast analytical method using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) coupled with mass spectrometry was developed to analyse 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in plasma and tissues. The HILIC system overcomes problems reported in obtaining satisfactory retention of 5-FU with other types of HPLC systems. After addition of internal standard(More)
An open letter written by the Global CRO Council for Bioanalysis (GCC) describing the GCC survey results on stability data from co-administered and co-formulated drugs was sent to multiple regulatory authorities on 14 December 2011. This letter and further discussions at different GCC meetings led to subsequent recommendations on this topic of widespread(More)
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the technology of choice for bioanalysis, due to its high selectivity and high sample throughput. However, concerns have grown that this technique may be subject to errors due to "invisible" interferences, in particular ion-suppression. Investigations on ion-suppression from formulation(More)