Tips For A Successful eCTD Conversion
Feb13

Tips For A Successful eCTD Conversion

With the May, 2018 FDA mandate quickly approaching, conversion of paper IND’s, NDA’s, and DMF’s to eCTD format must happen soon. Here are some tips for a successful eCTD conversion.

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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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Rolling eCTD Submissions a Good Fit for Expedited FDA Programs
Apr13

Rolling eCTD Submissions a Good Fit for Expedited FDA Programs

A rolling submission is done in waves. Sponsors submit completed sections for review, as opposed to waiting for the entire application to be finished. Smaller portions, as opposed to one large submission, are well suited for projects granted accelerated review timelines. We’re seeing that the means to pull off a rolling submission are available and the awarding of expedited pathway designations is motivating sponsors to proceed with a sense of urgency.

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Updated ICH eCTD Specification Sets Requirements for Collapsed Bookmarks, Unique Headers or Footers
Apr08

Updated ICH eCTD Specification Sets Requirements for Collapsed Bookmarks, Unique Headers or Footers

The International Conference on Harmonization recently published a new Specification for Submission Formats for eCTD document. The document achieved ICH step 4 classification, meaning it’s approved for use by all regions. Collapsing bookmarks when documents are opened, a requirement for unique headers or footers on all pages and a limited set of fonts that are recommended for embedding are among the most notable new rules.

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