The U.K. has until March 29, 2019 to negotiate a deal with the EU to remain a member of the EMA. If no agreement is reached, MHRA has set forth the principles that will be in place on March 30 in case of a “no deal” scenario,including recently introduced new guidelines for the batch testing of medicines entering or leaving the U.K.
The question is no longer, “Will continuous manufacturing work?”, but “When will everyone be doing it?” But surprisingly, there are still many objections to continuous manufacturing within the biopharma industry.
The regenerative medicine sector is at a remarkable moment. Transformative products are now on the market and accessible to greater numbers of patients every day. Dozens of additional therapies are in late stage studies. The regulatory and policy environment has evolved rapidly alongside the science, enabling a surge of incoming innovation.
In July 2018, the FDA unveiled a Biosimilar Action Plan (BAP) intended to “facilitate the efficient development and approval” of biosimilar products. When FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb introduced the BAP, he emphasized the importance of building a market for biosimilar products and expressed concern that the market is not yet established.
With the 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan, the FDA has established a clear pathway for advancement of policies for traditional compounding pharmacies and associated outsourcing facilities. The agency intends to implement the strategies while ensuring access to medications for the critical patient population. It is acting under the belief that a growing number of organizations are trying to get into the large drug manufacturers’ domain while operating under pharmacy licenses.
The second part in this series discussed the entire RFP workflow from planning though selection of the best-fit CRO and included a documentation checklist and scorecard to lend practical support to sponsors. But now that you have selected a CRO and execution challenges are bubbling up, what can you do?
The FDA’s latest effort at transparency in the drug GMP inspection planning process can be found in the new Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) 5014.1, “Understanding CDER’s Risk-Based Site Selection Model,” used to prioritize sites for routine surveillance GMP inspections.
The ubiquitous nature of mobile devices means mining and monitoring social media channels and managing the challenges associated with them through technology, process management, and tactical outsourcing need to be considered standard operating procedure for clinical trials professionals and organizations.
Whether to rotate disinfectants has been debated in the pharmaceutical industry for years. If disinfectants are not used properly, microorganisms may remain on surfaces and proliferate in the environment. This article discusses the concept of disinfectant rotation and the current mainstream industry practice regarding it.