Avoiding Policy 0070 Pitfalls and Ensuring Compliance
Dec21

Avoiding Policy 0070 Pitfalls and Ensuring Compliance

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) Policy 0070 guidance was initially issued in 2016 and since then has undergone several iterations. The evolving guidance adds complexities to the Marketing Authorisation Application submission process, challenging organizations to be agile with their teams and processes as they establish best practices and stay current with policy changes. Although Policy 0070 continues to be expanded for openness...

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Scanning, a Thing of the Past
Apr18

Scanning, a Thing of the Past

Nowadays the word “scan” is a bad word. Scanned documents are more difficult to read and often the quality is lower. Further, scanned documents do not allow search or copy and paste text. During an electronic review, the ability to search and cut and paste text are very useful. Sponsors are reporting more and more rejections if scanned documents are submitted.

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CDISC Data Standards: Understanding the Guidance for Standardized Study Data
Oct31

CDISC Data Standards: Understanding the Guidance for Standardized Study Data

In December 2014, the US FDA published a binding guidance document, Guidance for Industry – Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic Format – Standardized Study Data, that establishes a requirement for submitting study data (clinical and non-clinical) in electronic format conforming to CDISC standards. After the publication of this guidance, all studies with a start date 24 months after the publication date (December 2014) must use the appropriate FDA-supported standards, formats, and terminologies specified in the Catalog for NDA, ANDA, and certain BLA submissions. Study data contained in certain IND submissions must use the specified formats for electronic submission in studies with a start date 36 months after the publication of this guidance.

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Leveraging eCTD Templates at the Early Stage of Drug Development
Jul13

Leveraging eCTD Templates at the Early Stage of Drug Development

eCTD templates set the tone at the early stage of drug development for a smooth, standardized presentation of information in future regulatory submissions. Templates are favorable when compared to creating documents from scratch. Authoring templates make it easier to write summary documents and easily repurpose information from multiple reports without worrying about reformatting. High-quality documents are a precursor to successful submissions. Leveraging templates is one way to help make this possible.

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Submitting eCTD in Advance of a Milestone Application
May10

Submitting eCTD in Advance of a Milestone Application

Many people erroneously believe that your first eCTD submission is restricted to a major milestone application – Investigational New Drug (IND) application, Biologics License Application (BLA) or New Drug Application (NDA). That’s simply not the case. It’s 100% possible to file pre-NDA meeting requests, meeting packages and meeting minutes via eCTD in advance of the original NDA submission.

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Placement of DMF Reference Letters
Mar14

Placement of DMF Reference Letters

Rather than submit key information in Module 3 of an application (ANDA, BLA, IND, or NDA), it’s become increasingly common for sponsors to reference a Drug Master File (DMF). Referencing a DMF allows the component manufacturer of the drug or biologic to share proprietary information with the US FDA without having to directly share the information with the sponsor.

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