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Dr Jorg Taubel, MD FFPM FESC
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Jorg Taubel is medical practitioner and CEO of Richmond Pharmacology, a centre of excellence for experimental medicine studies, which he co-founded in 2001. A specialist in clinical pharmacology, Dr Taubel has extensive experience in cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, and ethnic bridging studies. He has conducted 500 clinical trials in Phases 1 – 3 focussing on First in Human trials involving healthy and/or patient participants. Since 1995, Dr Taubel has been the principal investigator of clinical trials in many therapeutic areas but currently focuses on heart failure and diabetes.

Most recently Dr Taubel has dosed the first patient in a global FIH study of NTLA-2001 in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy. The first ever CRIPR treatment for TTR amyloidosis.

In January 2020, Dr Taubel established the Richmond Research Institute, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to drug safety research to improve and save lives.

Education

Educated in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr Jorg Taubel graduated in medicine at Goethe-Universität in 1987 and achieved a postgraduate M.D in cardio-psychology awarded by the same university. In 1999, Dr Taubel was awarded a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

Research

Dr Jorg Taubel is a research fellow at the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute at St George's University of London.  He has a special interest in cardiac repolarisation changes related to iatrogenic interference with glucostasis.

Most recently, Dr Taubel was the Principal Investigator in the first clinical trial to study a novel antisense therapy targeting microRNA-132 with heart failure patients. The successful Phase 1b study was conducted directly in the target population. The findings were published in the European Heart Journal.

Dr Taubel first proposed to utilise the physiological ECG changes following a meal to establish assay sensitivity in thorough QT studies; this has since been accepted by the FDA as an alternative to the pharmacological challenge with moxifloxacin (Taubel 2012). He has studied the effects of meals on cardiac repolarisation and the underlying autonomic and humoral effects on cardiac ion channels (Taubel 2019).

Dr Taubel has authored over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals and presented his research at international events in Europe, Japan and the USA. He is a peer reviewer for various journals including the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development and New England Journal of Medicine.

Awards and honours

Dr Taubel is an honorary fellow at St George's University and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Institute of Directors (IOD).

He is a Regent in the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Angewandte Humanpharmakologie (AGAH), and a member of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). As a founding board member of the (British) Association for Human Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Industry (AHPPI) and the European Federation for Exploratory Medicines Development (EUFEMED), Dr Taubel has been on the programme committees for annual meetings from 2015.

His international memberships include the Japanese Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (JSCPT), the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP), the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT), and the Drug Information Association (DIA).

He teaches on the AGAH course in Basic Pharmacology in Germany and an internal training program for junior doctors working at Richmond Pharmacology enrolled in Higher Medical Training in Pharmaceutical Medicine. He is an appraiser in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Responsible Officer for Richmond Pharmacology.

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EUFEMED, 3rd Annual Conference, 28-30 April 2021

28-30 April 2021
Dr Jorg Taubel will co-chair a session on day one, which explores how technology has reduced the risks of pandemic effects on Phase I and II trial performance.
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Do we still need challenge trials with COVID-19?

April 21, 2021
Nir Eyal and colleagues suggested that the initiation of COVID-19 challenge trials in response to the UK governments’ call in 2020 remained relevant and important despite the development of approved vaccines and the introduction of an aggressive, UK-wide vaccination policy.
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Novel rate-controlled fentanyl patch shows promise in phase I clinical trial

April 1, 2021
Our expertise in ethnic differences and access to over 12,000 first generation Japanese volunteers accelerated our ability to provide robust clinical trial data to support future applications of new chronic pain medicines to the Japanese drug market.
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A new era for UK-Japanese scientific relations

March 23, 2021
Dr Taubel uses his experience of conducting more than 60 Japanese bridging studies to explain why the deal is of strategic importance to the UK and highlights the scientific requirements for conducting successful Japanese trials abroad
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