Drug are traditionally prescribed at a standard dosage whatever the patient profile…
However, critical drugs (anticancer, anti-HIV, anti-epilectics, …) are increasingly recognized to deserve dose individualization. Monitoring of blood drug concentration (TDM) represents the best way to optimize drug dosage and avoid toxicity or lack of effectiveness.
TDMTherapeutic Drug Monitoring: is the clinical practice of measuring specific drugs at designated intervals to maintain a constant concentration in a patient’s bloodstream, thereby optimizing individual dosage regimens. is beneficial for patients as well as the health care system itself: studies have shown a reduction of mortality by up to 50%, a decrease of the duration of hospital stays by up to 16 days per patient and significant cost reductions (Schumacher et al, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring , 1998).
Tucuxi is a software allowing health professionals to improve their patient’s quality of life by helping them making personalized and optimized drug treatments with limited side effects and an improved efficiency.
Tucuxi is the result of several years of research and development. It was initiated by the pharmacological division of Lausanne’s university hospital (CHUV), a precursor and active contributor in the domain of therapeutic drug monitoring.