Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS)
Safety Pharmacology satisfies a key requirement in the process of drug development. Safety Pharmacology studies are required to assess the impact of a new chemical entity (NCE) or biotechnology-derived product for human use on vital organ systems before first-in-man drug testing. Safety Pharmacology studies are defined as those studies that investigate the potential undesirable pharmacodynamic effects of a substance on physiological functions in relation to exposure in the therapeutic range and above.
The field of Safety Pharmacology is rapidly developing since the ratification of the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH S7A guidance) in November 2000, as well as the incorporation of the Safety Pharmacology Society in 2001. The demand for safety Pharmacologists is greater now than ever before. A career in Safety Pharmacology will be filled with variety, challenges and growth like no other field.