Intraperitoneal Dose Administration: Successful Testing Using IP Catheters

Intraperitoneal (IP) dose administration is the preferred method of dosing in the treatment of certain cancers as well as for peritonitis. Unfortunately, replicating IP administration in dogs in order to evaluate drug toxicity has posed multiple, serious challenges, rendering the approach unworkable in the laboratory. It is possible, however, to overcome these challenges by using a modified catheter with an access port to administer the investigational product. Frontage Labs has successfully applied this technique in dosing dogs as part of a study of a chemotherapy drug for ovarian cancer, demonstrating the viability of this method.

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