GMP News - Pharmaceutical Development / Clinical Trials / GCP

26.04.22

Product Transfer: Is a Transfer Plan a required GMP Document?

A frequently asked question in courses on product / technology transfer is: Is a transfer plan a required GMP document?

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06.04.22

ICH Guidance Q14 / Q2(R2) - Analytical Method Development/Method Validation Published for Consultation

On March 24, the drafting process of the new ICH Guideline Q14 Analytical Procedure Development and the revised Guideline Q2(R2) Validation of Analytical Procedures reached Step 2, and both were published for consultation by ICH members.

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05.04.22

MHRA GCP Inspector´s Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The MHRA GCP Inspectors provided insight in their experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although they have their limitations, remote GCP inspections have proven to be very effective and critical findings have been identified.

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05.04.22

Recent Findings in GCP Inspections

The EMA published the Annual report of the Good Clinical Practice Inspectors’ Working Group (GCP IWG) containing examples of findings observed during recent GCP inspections. In addition, the 3-year work plan for the GCP IWG has been released.

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05.04.22

Version 5 of the Q&As regarding the Clinical Trials Regulation

What is the final deadline for submission of a clinical trial according to the former CTD rules? The European Commission published an updated Version 5 of the Questions & Answers relating to the CTR which came into application on 31 January 2022. The revision includes new Q&As regarding arrangements for the transitional period.

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16.03.22

UK: Public Consultation on new Clinical Trials Legislation and Impact on IMPs

Following the start of the application of the EU CTR on 31 January 2022, the MHRA has launched an 8-week public consultation on proposals for legislative changes for clinical trials. Will the UK align with the EU CTR requirements, e.g. regarding labelling of IMPs?

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16.03.22

Revision of the PIC/S GMP Guide

The PIC/S (Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme) already published a new version of its GMP Guide PE016 in February. This is due to the revision of the EU regulation on clinical trials. There is also a new annex on certification by a Qualified Person and batch release.

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15.03.22

Updated Guidance relating to Clinical Trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Guidance on the management of clinical trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic has been updated. The key changes are relating to updates with references to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) which entered into application on 31 January 2022.

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15.03.22

Remote Data Acquisition in Clinical Trials

The FDA provides recommendations for sponsors, investigators, and other interested parties on the use of digital health technology for remote data acquisition in clinical trials. What is required regarding software validation and electronic documents?

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17.02.22

How to handle Expiry Dates under the CTR

The reflection paper on the use of interactive response technologies (IRT) has been updated in view of the entry into application of the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) on 31 January 2022. It clarifies that the removal of expiry dates from the labels is not allowed for clinical trials conducted under the CTR.

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17.02.22

PIC/S revises GMP guide to reflect EU Clinical Trials Regulation

The Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) revised its GMP guide to reflect the EU Clinical Trials Regulation, which became applicable on 31 January 2022. In addition, a new PIC/S Annex 16 on the certification by the authorized person and batch release has been included.

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17.02.22

Final EMA Guidelines on Quality Requirements for IMPs

The final EMA Guidelines on the quality requirements for IMPs (pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drugs) have been released on the EMA website together with an overview of comments received on the draft guidelines published last year. Many of the comments related to the question "What is a Non-substantial Modification?".

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25.01.22

Version 4.1 of the Q&As regarding the Clinical Trials Regulation

The European Commission published an updated version of the Questions & Answers document relating to the Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) No 536/2014. What documentation is required in the application for the authorization of a clinical trial relating to GMP for IMPs?

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25.01.22

Pharmacovigilance Inspections Report

The MHRA GVP inspectorate recently published the latest inspection metrics for the period from April 2020 to March 2021. All inspections in this period were conducted remotely. The largest number of findings in the reporting period related to quality management systems, followed by risk management, and ongoing safety evaluation.

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25.01.22

Safety Assessment of Clinical Trials

To ensure effective and efficient safety assessment of clinical trials, the EU Commission published rules and procedures for the cooperation of the Member States. The new Regulation will become applicable on 31 January 2022 - together with the Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) No 536/2014.

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