Category Archive: Drug Development

Sep 06

New FDA Guidances for August 2018

By Michelle Villasmil, Ph.D., RAC (US), Regulatory Scientist II at Cato Research   FDA draft and final guidances released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH in August are posted. In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings are listed below with links to more information.   Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Hematologic Malignancy and Oncologic Disease: Considerations for …

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Jan 17

South Africa is Transitioning to a New Regulator of Medicines and Medical Devices

By Nicola Main, Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Trial Operations – Rest of World Cato Research, South Africa   On 01 June 2017, the President of South Africa proclaimed revisions to the Medicines Act. These provide for the creation of a new regulatory authority, known as the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). This new …

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Dec 22

What’s New Health Canada?

By Amelie Rodrigue-Way, PhD, RAC (CAN), Associate Director, Regulatory Strategy What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/what-new-drug-products-health-canada.html Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Medical Devices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/what-new.html Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/what-new.html    Health Canada New Guidance Documents (Drugs and Biologics)   Health Canada Guidance Type Date Posted Quality (Chemistry and Manufacturing): New Drug …

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Dec 07

Toward Compliance 2.0 : When your Pill is Connected to your Smartphone

By: David Hamel, Fellow Scientist Cato Research Canada The FDA approval of Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor; by Otsuka) on 13 November 2017 for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults could mark a …

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Oct 18

What’s New Health Canada?

By Christine Straccini, B.Sc., C.C.R.P., Regulatory Associate II   What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/what-new-drug-products-health-canada.html   Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Medical Devices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/what-new.html Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/what-new.html   Health Canada New Guidance Documents (Drugs and Biologics) Health Canada Guidance Type Date Posted Publication of the Guidance Document: Certificate of …

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Jul 14

FDA Updates ICH E14 Q&A Modelling in QTc Prolongation Studies

Greg Hileman, Ph.D., Sr. Director and Principle Regulatory Scientist of Cato Research The International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) last updated its guidance “THE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF QT/QTC INTERVAL PROLONGATION AND PROARRHYTHMIC POTENTIAL FOR NON-ANTIARRHYTHMIC DRUGS (ICH E14 (R3)) in 2005. This month, FDA published the most recent ICH updated list of questions and answers (ICH …

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Jun 05

New FDA Guidances for May 2017

By Sheila Plant, Ph.D., R.A.C., Assistant Director, Regulatory Strategy, US at Cato Research One revised draft FDA guidance, released from CBER, and two MAPPs, released from CDER, in May 2017, are posted.  In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings to be held in June and July are listed below with links to more information. Special Interest …

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May 08

New FDA Guidances for March and April 2017

By Joanne McNelis, Ph.D., Clinical Strategy Scientist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances, released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH, and Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPPs) of interest, released from CDER in March and April are posted. In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings are listed below with links to more information. Special Interest …

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Mar 23

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY: A NEW HOPE

By Reshma Jagasia, Ph.D, Scientist at Cato Research The current standard of care for cancer treatment is surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy – a standard that has persisted for decades. These treatments are invasive and not specific, killing healthy cells and tissues along with tumors. In the past decade, more targeted therapies have emerged, including …

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Feb 09

A New Expedited Review Designation: Regenerative Advanced Therapy

By Michelle Villasmil, Ph.D., RAC (U.S.), Regulatory Scientist at Cato Research One of the many changes brought by the 21st Century Cures Act is the new expedited review designation entitled Regenerative Advanced Therapy (with the unfortunate acronym of RAT). FDA provides brief guidance for a RAT designation on their website (provided below). A drug is …

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