Tag Archive: BLA

Jul 18

New FDA Guidances for June 2013

FDA was busy last month and released 14 Guidances to prove it, including the long awaited Guidance discussing the Breakthrough Therapy designation that was enacted by FDASIA.  Look for a review of “Expedited Programs for Serious Conditions––Drugs and Biologics” coming soon. New Guidances for June: Human Blood and Blood Components Intended for Transfusion or for …

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May 21

New FDA Guidances for April 2013

There were many new Guidances out in April.  Notably, changes in postmarketing periodic safety reporting are discussed in this guidance.  See CATO’s take on some of the changes in postmarket reporting here. SUPAC: Manufacturing Equipment Addendum  Glass Syringes for Delivering Drug and Biological Products: Technical Information to Supplement International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 11040-4 …

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Feb 04

New FDA Guidances for January 2013

FDA has already released a handful of new guidances to start off the year 2013.  They include: Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: Submissions for Postapproval Modifications to a Combination Product Approved Under a BLA, NDA, or PMA Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) Designations E3 Structure and Content of Clinical Study Reports – Questions and Answers …

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Jan 30

Combination Products: What’s New?

A monoclonal antibody combined with a therapeutic drug. An EpiPen®. A drug packaged with its delivery device. All of these are examples of combination products. A combination product, according to the FDA, is “a product composed of any combination of a drug and a device; a biological product and a device; a drug and a …

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Jan 09

FDA’s Updated Guidance Outlines Timelines for Mandatory eCTD Submissions

On 03 January 2013, FDA released a draft revision to the Guidance for Industry on Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic Format-Certain Human Pharmaceutical Product Applications and Related Submissions Using the Electronic Common Technical Document Specifications. The most significant update in this revision is information on FDA’s timeline for making eCTD submissions mandatory.  In the recent …

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Jan 09

FDA's Updated Guidance Outlines Timelines for Mandatory eCTD Submissions

On 03 January 2013, FDA released a draft revision to the Guidance for Industry on Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic Format-Certain Human Pharmaceutical Product Applications and Related Submissions Using the Electronic Common Technical Document Specifications. The most significant update in this revision is information on FDA’s timeline for making eCTD submissions mandatory.  In the recent …

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Aug 15

FDASIA, Part 4: Drug Supply Chain, Drug Shortages, and Other Provisions

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part weekly series, we are covering the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical …

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Aug 07

FDASIA, Part 3: Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) and Drug Approval and Patient Access Changes

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part weekly series, we are covering the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical …

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Jul 20

FDASIA, Part 1: The “UFAs”

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part series, we will cover the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical Device Regulatory …

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Sep 07

Transitioning from Paper to eCTD Submissions

A common question that many sponsors ask is, “Can we switch a paper application over to eCTD format?”  The short answer is, “Yes.”  For a more detailed explanation, check out my new guest post over at GlobalSubmit’s blog, The eCTD Summit, where I discuss the complete process for converting an IND, NDA, or BLA from …

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