2018 (v.26 no.1)
Translational and Clinical Pharmacology
Korean Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Development of R packages: ‘NonCompart’ and ‘ncar’ for noncompartmental analysis (NCA)
TCP | v.26, no.1, pp.10-15, Mar, 2018
Noncompartmental analysis (NCA) is a primary analytical approach for pharmacokinetic studies,and its parameters act as decision criteria in bioequivalent studies. Currently, NCA is usually carried out by commercial softwares such as WinNonlin®. In this article, we introduce our newly-developed two R packages, NonCompart (NonCompartmental analysis for pharmacokinetic data) and ncar (NonCompartmental Analysis for pharmacokinetic Report), which can perform NCA and produce complete NCA reports in both pdf and rtf formats. These packages are compatible with CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) standard as well. We demonstrate how the results of WinNonlin® are reproduced and how NCA reports can be obtained. With these R packages, we aimed to help researchers carry out NCA and utilize the output for early stages of drug development process. These R packages are freely available for download from the CRAN repository.
NonCompart, ncar, R, noncompartmental analysis (NCA)