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Software for Evaluating Drug Induced Hepatotoxicity

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Technology Summary

The detection and assessment of drug induced liver disease has emerged as a challenging task due to the low incidence of findings and the burdensome work of searching through massive quantities of data sets. A method to assist medical diagnosis to identify sometimes rare but serious cases of drug induced liver disease is of interest.

To address this issue, FDA researchers have created a software tool for assisting differential medical diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury (hepatotoxicity) using clinical trial data. The software can identify a small subset of patients at risk for hepatotoxicity out of a pool of thousands of clinical trial participants. This software tool is the only one of its kind developed using SAS/IntrNet®.

Potential Commercial Applications

  • Hepatotoxicity detection
  • Drug interactions

Competitive Advantages

  • Personalized predictions
  • SAS/IntrNet® compatible

Development Stage: Software Tool - Patent protection is not being pursued for this technology.

Ted Guo

Guo T, et al. A Tool to Help You Decide [detect potentially serious liver injury]. Silver Spring, Maryland: Presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2008. PMID 21332248

Guo T, et al. How a SAS/IntrNet tool was created at the FDA for the detection of potential drug-induced liver injury using data with CDISC standard. San Diego, California: Proceedings of the Western Users of SAS Software Annual Conference, 2009.

Product Area: Software

FDA Reference No: E-2012-008

Licensing Contact:
Ken Millburne, J.D.
FDA Technology Transfer Program
Email: FDAInventionlicensing@fda.hhs.gov
Phone: 240-402-2245


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