How to mathematically optimize drug regimens using optimal control

How to mathematically optimize drug regimens using optimal control This article gives an overview of a technique called optimal control, which is used to optimize real-world quantities represented by mathematical models. I include background information about the historical development of the technique and applications in a variety of fields. The main focus here is the application to diseases and therapies, particularly the optimization of combination therapies, and I highlight several such examples. I also describe the basic theory of optimal control, and illustrate each of the steps with an example that optimizes the doses in a combination regimen for leukemia. References are provided for more complex cases. The article is aimed at modelers working in drug development, who have not used optimal control previously. My goal is to make this technique more accessible in the biopharma community. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Springer Journals

How to mathematically optimize drug regimens using optimal control

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by The Author(s)
Subject
Biomedicine; Pharmacology/Toxicology; Pharmacy; Veterinary Medicine/Veterinary Science; Biomedical Engineering; Biochemistry, general
ISSN
1567-567X
eISSN
1573-8744
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10928-018-9568-y
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Abstract

This article gives an overview of a technique called optimal control, which is used to optimize real-world quantities represented by mathematical models. I include background information about the historical development of the technique and applications in a variety of fields. The main focus here is the application to diseases and therapies, particularly the optimization of combination therapies, and I highlight several such examples. I also describe the basic theory of optimal control, and illustrate each of the steps with an example that optimizes the doses in a combination regimen for leukemia. References are provided for more complex cases. The article is aimed at modelers working in drug development, who have not used optimal control previously. My goal is to make this technique more accessible in the biopharma community.

Journal

Journal of Pharmacokinetics and PharmacodynamicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 6, 2018

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