In recent months, the FDA has published a number of documents on gene therapy. With a draft guideline on "Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) Information for Human Gene Therapy Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs)", the next step in the update of the relevant guidelines has been taken.
The FDA published a new Draft Guidance on Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis. The recommendations contained in this guidance apply to the collection of blood and blood components, except source plasma.
With a new draft guidance on the risk of bacterial contamination of blood platelets for transfusion purposes, the FDA wants to give updated recommendations on risk minimization to affected donor institutions and transfusion centers.
The publication of EMA's "Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities" and the related Q&A documents have given the topic cross contamination a greater importance.