GMP News - Pharmaceutical Development / Clinical Trials / GCP

06.05.21

GMP for Advanced Therapies (ATMP) - Many Questions and some Answers

With the development of more and more guidance documents in the field of ATMP, new questions arise. The EMA has therefore published a Q&As paper on the GMP requirements for ATMPs.

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06.05.21

Revision of the PIC/S Guidelines for ATMPs and Biological Medicinal Products

In order to take account of the rapid development in the field of biological medicinal products and ATMPs, the PIC/S has revised Annex 2 of its GMP Guideline and made it available for comment.

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28.04.21

EMA confirms full functionality of CTIS - on track to go live January 2022

Last week, the EMA confirmed that the clinical trial EU Portal and Database (Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS)) is now fully functional and on track to go live by 31 January 2022.

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30.03.21

Post-Authorization Safety Studies - Recent Inspection Findings

The MHRA recently published inspection findings in the conduct of post-authorization safety studies (PASS). In particular, the agency observed significant breaches of the study protocol for the MAHs non-interventional PASS during inspection at a study site.

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30.03.21

How to Classify Changes to Ongoing Clinical Trials

The European Commission published an updated Version 3 of the Questions & Answers relating to the Clinical Trials Regulation. Amongst others, the new version covers the classification of changes to ongoing clinical trials.

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30.03.21

Reference Safety Information in Clinical Trials

The MHRA GCP inspectorate has continued to see non-compliance in reference safety information in clinical trials. In particular, the agency is still seeing unreported SUSARs and absence of adequate risk mitigation measures due to incorrect use of the RSI.

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23.03.21

Pharmacovigilance Inspection Metrics

The MHRA GVP inspectorate recently published their latest inspection metrics for the period from April 2019 to March 2020. The highest number of all findings in the reporting period related to risk management followed by quality management systems.

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11.03.21

New FDA Guidance for COVID-19 Packaging Changes: Glass Vials and Stoppers

COVID-19 injectable products may need some changes to the primary packaging components (e.g., glass vials and stoppers) due to supply chain issues affecting their availability. Therefore, the FDA has issued a new guidance with recommendations for the appropriate reporting category and the content of postapproval change submissions.

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11.03.21

COVID-19 Vaccines, Tests and Therapeutics - Recommendations for Handling Emerging Virus Variants

The new variants of SARS-CoV-2 are now occupying the minds of scientists around the world. The FDA is responding with a series of updated guidelines and recommendations for developers and manufacturers of vaccine tests and therapeutics.

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04.03.21

EMA Guidance on Adjusting Vaccines to COVID-19 Variants

Authorisation requirements for adjusted COVID-19 vaccines: the EMA publishes recommendations for vaccine developers and manufacturers.

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03.03.21

How to Characterize Viscoelastic Properties of Semisolids

The USP General Chapters - Physical Analysis Expert Committee revised the general chapter <1912> Measurement of Hardness of Semisolids. Amongst others, a definition for "yield stress" has been added.

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16.02.21

Updated Guidance on the Management of Clinical Trials during COVID-19

Pragmatic procedures are currently required to ensure the flexibility needed to maintain the integrity of clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated guidance on management of clinical trials during COVID-19 includes adapted approaches for IMP supply and details on remote source data verification.

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16.02.21

Updated Timeline for the Clinical Trial Regulation

The EMA is still planning with January 2022 as the date for the first application of the Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR). Initial information on the schedule was published in December.

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10.02.21

FDA Plans for new (GMP) Guidance in 2021 - CDER provides Information

What are the FDA's plans regarding new guidances for the calendar year 2021? An answer to this question is provided by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in their list of planned and / or to be revised guidance documents. On five pages, comprising 18 individual categories, these documents are presented.

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04.02.21

Modern Vaccines and Platform Technologies - Explained in an Understandable Way

Questions reaching us on the subject of COVID-19 vaccines, their development, approval and production, and on modern platform technologies used are answered in a summary.

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