Category Archive: Cato Research

Sep 03 2020

New FDA Gudiances for August 2020 and Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

By Dieanira Erudaitius, PhD, RAC, Regulatory Scientist, Regulatory Affairs at CATO SMS    Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Principles for Selecting, Developing, Modifying, and Adapting Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments for Use in Medical Device Evaluation: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, And Other Stakeholders – Draft Guidance 31 August 2020 CVM GFI …

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Jun 08 2020

New FDA Gudiances for May 2020 and Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

By Zachary Swan, PhD, RAC, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs at CATO SMS    Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Submission of Plans for Cigarette Packages and Cigarette Advertisements (Revised) – Final Guidance 28 May 2020 Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements: Small Entity Compliance Guide (Revised): Guidance for Industry – Final Guidance 28 May 2020 …

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May 07 2020

What’s New Health Canada?

By Alejandra Gomez Perez, M.Sc., Regulatory Affairs Associate   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   Updates from Health Canada   New Private Label Medical Device Licence Application Form 07 April 2020 Guidance Document: How to Complete the …

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Dec 20 2019

What’s New Health Canada? November 2019 Updates

By Alejandra Gomez Perez, M.Sc., Regulatory Affairs Associate   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   Updates from Health Canada Type of Update and Link Date Posted Notice – Update to Clinical Trial Site Information Form 29 November …

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Dec 20 2019

New FDA guidance on alternate approaches in premarket notification for Class II medical devices

By Alice Li, MD, MSc, RAC (CAN), Regulatory Scientist, Cato Research FDA issued “The Abbreviated 510(k) Program – Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff” on 13 September 2019. The content of this guidance supersedes the content from 1998 guidance “The New 510(k) Paradigm – Alternate Approaches to Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket …

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Nov 06 2019

New FDA Guidances for October 2019 and Upcoming Adcom Meetings

By Sheila Plant, PhD, MHS, RAC (US), Director, Regulatory Strategy at Cato Research Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Assessing User Fees Under the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 – Draft Guidance 01 November 2019 Chronic Hepatitis D Virus Infection: Developing Drugs for Treatment Guidance for Industry – Draft Guidance 01 November 2019 Electronic …

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Oct 18 2019

What’s New Health Canada? August and September 2019 Updates

What’s New Health Canada? By Christine Straccini, B.Sc., C.C.R.P., Regulatory Associate   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   Updates from Health Canada   Type of Update and Link Date Posted Updated notice: Mandatory Use of the Electronic …

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Sep 09 2019

New FDA Guidances for June to August 2019

Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Consideration of Uncertainty in Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approvals, De Novo Classifications, and Humanitarian Device Exemptions: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Final 30 August 2019 Factors to Consider When Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approval and De Novo Classifications: Guidance …

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Jul 23 2019

Complicated Drug Product? FDA Releases New Draft Guidance on Instructions for Use to Help Sponsors Communicate Proper Use to the Patient

By Dieanira Erudaitius, Ph.D, Scientist at Cato Research This month, July 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new draft guidance to meet Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) VI performance goals for patient‑oriented labeling. This draft guidance provides recommendations on the content and format development for Instructions for Use (IFU) …

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May 10 2019

New FDA Guidance’s for April 2019

Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Characterization of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Used in Orthopedic Devices: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Final Guidance 26 Apr 2019 Recommended Content and Format of Non-Clinical Bench Performance Testing Information in Premarket Submissions: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Final …

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