The CMDh, CMDv and EMA Q&A document "Q&A on Active Substance master file (ASMF)", last revised in March 2022, has been updated again and published on the HMA (Heads of Medicines Agencies) website in the CMDh section.
EMA revises Q&A Documents on the Topic of "Centralised Procedures"
In December 2022, the "Questions & Answers (Q&A)" documents relating to centralised marketing authorisation procedures were again revised and published on the website of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The Q&A catalogues, which can be used by marketing authorisation holders and applicants of centralised procedures, provide answers to possible questions at the different stages of the centralised marketing authorisation application process.
USP-NF Stimuli Article on Quality by Design (QbD) Principles in Method Development
In the Pharmacopeial Forum, PF 49(1), a stimuli article entitled "A Novel Approach Using Quality by Design to Develop and Implement Flexible Methods in Non-Application Over-the-Counter Monographs" was published.
Clinical Trials: EMA clarifies Dates for the Transition Period
In order to help sponsors using the CTIS, the EMA has published a sponsor handbook. Following the previous update on how to manage clinical trials transitioned to the CTR, the EMA now clarifies the timelines for the transition period.
How to Manage Clinical Trials Transitioned to the CTR?
In order to help sponsors using the CTIS, the EMA has published a sponsor handbook. The EMA is continuously updating the CTIS Sponsor Handbook with further priority topics and a revised version 3 has now been published.
Update on the EMA Guidance for Applicants/MAHs involved in GCP Inspections
The EMA published the revised Guidance for applicants/MAHs involved in GMP, GCP and GVP inspections coordinated by EMA. By this revision only the GCP section of the document has been amended. Amongst others it has been clarified that the reporting inspector should be contacted prior to submitting any documents.
ICH Q3C: Corrected Version of the Guideline for Residual Solvents Published
Since the end of April 2022, the revision of the "ICH guideline Q3C (R8) on impurities: guideline for residual solvents" of the ICH can be consulted on the ICH website under the heading "Quality Guidelines". This version has now been corrected and published in the new form.
FDA Draft Guidance for Industry on Statistical Approaches for Assessing Bioequivalence
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft guidance for industry entitled "Statistical Approaches to Establishing Bioequivalence". When finalized, the new document will replace the previous version, which was issued in February 2001.
Clinical Trials Regulation - Version 6.2 of the Q&As
The European Commission published an updated Version of the Questions & Answers relating to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation. What are patient facing documents and how are these documents expected to be submitted ?
Following the delayed 2019 Annual Report of the Good Clinical Practice Inspectors’ Working Group (GCP IWG) published earlier this year, the EMA released the 2020 and 2021 annual GCP reports. An increase in findings related to computer systems is noted compared to the last reports.
The European Medicines Agency has published for public consultation a Good Practice Guide for the use of the Metadata Catalogue of Real-World-Data Sources. The guide provides recommendations on how to use the real-world metadata catalogue that is currently being built and will help to identify suitable RWD sources.