GMP News - Blood / Biologics and ATMP

09.07.19

Transmission of multiresistant microorganisms during transplantation

Following incidents involving the transmission of multi-resistant germs during the use of faecel microorganisms for transplantation, the FDA has established additional measures to minimise the risk of transmission.

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25.04.19

FDA issues Warning Letter to Manufacturer of Human Cells, Tissue or Cell based Products

The FDA has published a Warning Letter to a manufacturer of umbilical cord blood products for therapeutic use in humans due to deficiencies in the classification and manufacture of the products.

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25.04.19

FDA publishes Inspection Report for Cells, Tissues and Cell Products

The US FDA published its regular inspection report on Human Cell, Tissue and Cell based Products (HCT/Ps), which also includes current data from 2018.

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03.04.19

ICH M10 - Draft Guideline on Validation of Bioanalytical Methods published for public Comments

On 13 March, the Euroepan Medicines Agency (EMA) published a the draft ICH Guideline M10 on bioanalytical method validation for public comments.

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03.04.19

Updated Information about the Risk of ZIKA Virus Transmission via Cells and Tissues

Based on the updated information from the CDC, the FDA pointed out the current risk assessment for the transmission of Zika virus through blood, cell or tissue products at the end of February.

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03.04.19

Monographs on Vaccines and Immunosera - Revised Expert Guidance

During its 162th session, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission published the revised guideline "Guide for the elaboration and use of monographs on vaccines and immunosera for human use", which helps experts and interested parties in this field to prepare and interpret the monographs.

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06.03.19

Test for bacterials Endotoxin - New EP Chapter on recombinant Factor C open for public Comments

The European Commission and the EDQM have published a new chapter of the European Pharmacopoeia for testing bacterial endotoxins with recombinant factor C (rFC) for public comment.

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20.02.19

EU-FDA MRA to be expanded

The scope of the EU-FDA Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) will be extended to veterinary medicinal products, human vaccines and plasma derivatives.

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14.02.19

FDA Guideline on Immunogenicity Testing of Therapeutic Protein Products published

In January, the FDA published a guide on immune responses to protein products: "Immunogenicity testing of therapeutic protein products - Development and validation of assays for the detection of antidrug antibodies".

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06.02.19

Brexit: OMCL Release Decisions still valid?

What happens if a certificate is issued before the withdrawal date but released after this date? New Q&As give a clear answer.

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18.12.18

Gene Therapeutics - FDA updates Requirements for CMC Information

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.

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18.12.18

Transfusion Transfer of Babesiosis - FDA Draft: Recommendations for Risk Minimization

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.

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18.12.18

FDA Draft Guidance on the risk of Bacterial Contamination of Blood Platelets

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.

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08.11.18

Products with Genetically modified Cells - Draft Guideline

Due to the ongoing scientific development of laboratory methods, the EMA published a draft revision of their "Guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells" for public consultation.

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08.11.18

False Positive HTLV Testing - Recommendations for Donor Requalification

In October 2018, the FDA published a new draft guidance with recommendations for a possible requalification of donors who had been deferred because of reactive test results for antibodies to Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I and II (anti-HTLV-I/II). Read more about the requalification method under 21 CFR 610.41.

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