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Latest Regulatory Updates

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Industry on use of Real-World Data

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Industry on use of Real-World Data

The FDA has issued draft guidance for industry on recommendations for the use of real-world data and real-world evidence to support regulatory decision-making for drugs and biological products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance for industry titled ‘Considerations for the Use of Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Drugs and Biological Products’. The guidance discusses the applicability of FDA’s investigational new drug (IND) application regulations under 21 CFR part 312 to clinical study designs that use real-world data (RWD) and clarifies the agency’s expectations for sponsors submitting new drug applications using RWD to support the safety or effectiveness of a drug in clinical studies that are not subject to 21 CFR part 312.

Click here to view draft guidance document.

MHRA launches public consultation on future of medical device regulation

MHRA launches public consultation on future of medical device regulation

The MHRA has issued a press release regarding the public consultation on the future of medical device regulation, encouraging people to contribute their views and changes to how medical devices will be regulated across the UK. The 10-week consultation gives everyone the opportunity to draw on their own experiences and contribute to the improvement of the regulatory framework, and therefore patient safety in the future.

Read more here.

EMA: CTIS Highlights newsletter

EMA: CTIS Highlights newsletter

The EMA has issued its latest CTIS Highlights newsletter which provides an update on the ‘go-live’ date in January 2022, as well as an update on training and details on how to register for CTIS. The CTIS aims to harmonise the clinical trial regulatory submission processes in the EU and EEA. To read the newsletter in full, click here.

 

Combined review to facilitate speedier set up for clinical research trials

Combined review to facilitate speedier set up for clinical research trials

From January 2022, all new Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) in the UK will be subject to a combined review from the MHRA and the UK Research Ethics Services, in collaboration with the Health Research Authority (HRA), facilitating rapid start-up and benefitting patients sooner.

Applicants need only make a single application for both Clinical Trial Authorisation and Research Ethics Committee (REC) opinion and approval is delivered together. A number of sponsors have already used this new process with some reporting a 30 percent improvement in overall trial setup times.

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ICH Webinar

ICH Webinar

The ICH Management Committee is taking the unique step to provide a status update on the revisions to the guideline “International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) E6 on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Revision”, via a public virtual conference on 18 and 19 May 2021.

The ICH E6 guideline for good clinical practice is the international ethical, scientific, and quality standard for the conduct of clinical trials for the development of new drugs and biologics involving human participants intended to support regulatory applications. Due to the wide impact of this important guideline, the ICH Management Committee will provide a status update on the revisions to this guideline.

Read more here. The Agenda is available here. Register for the meeting here.

Applicants need only make a single application for both Clinical Trial Authorisation and Research Ethics Committee (REC) opinion and approval is delivered together. A number of sponsors have already used this new process with some reporting a 30 percent improvement in overall trial setup times.

Click here to read more.

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