Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to note some key forthcoming regulatory actions and opportunities which the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has recently published. Meena Datta and Catherine Starks give a bird’s eye view of the key points, the key dates and the stage which each new rule has reached.
Those medtech companies which embed AI into an app allowing healthcare professionals or patients to ask questions and to receive a response will probably need to comply with China’s new Interim Measures for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Services (the “Measures”). Lianying Wang explains.
The regulation of continuous learning models involves the challenge of navigating the future. The EU is striving to stay ahead of the game with its forthcoming AI Act and harmonised standards. Eva von Mühlenen, Oliver Haase of Validate, and Leon Doorn of Aidance discuss.
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.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has clarified its guidelines on the process of appealing against its guidance for technology appraisals and highly specialised technologies, the decisions of which are crucial to the life sciences industry. Maria Isabel Manley and Victoria Kerr explain the changes.
The Review proposes to reduce IP rights across the board, with incentives to prolong them. Can any of these incentives work? Maarten Meulenbelt, Chris Boyle, and Zina Chatzidimitriadou discuss how the real-world effects of the Review have not been assessed, and where there is room for improvement in its critical provisions.
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.
Pharma companies are currently assessing how the Pharma Review will affect their portfolios. Maarten Meulenbelt and Maria Koutsoupia discuss the need for analysis from the EU to support the Review’s claims, for example on the allegedly ‘invisible’ effect of losing €640 million in annual orphan drug revenues.