Developing a cell or gene therapy (CGT) involves a range of regulatory considerations and challenges. Emily Marden and Jaclyn Fonteyne point to some key factors that are currently the focus of FDA attention and may merit consideration by sponsors early in the development process.
Sites making animal drugs need to be inspection-ready, as a single inspection report can now be relied upon by regulators in both the U.S. and some EU member states. Multi-jurisdictional regulatory actions could ensue. Christopher Fanelli, Chris Boyle and Yuzhi Hu explain.
Bringing a sophisticated digital health product comprised of a combination of hardware and software to market can be tricky. Meena Datta and Deeona Gaskin advise on how to do so successfully by factoring in FDA marketing and reimbursement pathways, including insurers and employer-sponsored health plans.
FDA details its view of the “limitations” of single-arm trials in oncology drug development and invites comment on its favored approach going forward. Becky Wood, Emily Marden, and Julea Lipiz explain.
In the first of a series on surviving the current financial and regulatory environment, Torrey Cope looks at how life sciences companies can reduce difficulties in getting new products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through effective written submissions.
A new Executive Order in the U.S. aims to ease the path to market for products that use synthetic biology or genome editing. Emily Marden explains the thinking behind the announcement and its efforts to streamline the current U.S. framework for biotech.
Chris Fanelli explains what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new draft guidance on remote regulatory assessments means for site inspections in the future, and how manufacturing facilities can prepare for requests for Remote Regulatory Assessments.
Jay Jariwala in Washington, D.C. and Josefine Sommer in Brussels talk to Raj Pai about how they expect the EU’s new revised Annex 1, EudraLex Volume 4 (GMP), to affect the manufacturing of sterile medicinal products. They discuss how the update reflects changes in the manufacturing environment and how the new Annex 1 is likely to be considered within the U.S. regulatory framework. Prior to joining Sidley, Jay worked for the Office of Compliance at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, a branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and he brings this experience to bear in considering the impact of Annex 1.
Torrey Cope looks at the recent FDA emphasis on the challenges of a China-only trial strategy. He explores the FDA concern that a China-only clinical trial will be unable to prove that a drug is suitable for the U.S. population, and considers the regulatory requirements for U.S. approvals based on ex-U.S. trial data.
Following our recent post highlighting potential compliance risks at emerging cellular and gene therapy companies, Stephen Abreu and Chris Fanelli provide some questions and topics to explore when considering an investment or acquisition in this space. (more…)