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CMC Activities for a 505(b)(2) Development Program

While a 505(b)(2) NDA can help a drug get to market faster, the time to complete the CMC activities cannot be overlooked, and the quality data package that is required in the marketing application must be incorporated in the overall project timeline.

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Protocol Planning and Design for Quality Decentralized Clinical Trials

Decentralized clinical trials allow a patient-centric approach to data collection and communication compared to traditional clinical trials. While additional planning may be needed to implement a decentralized trial the most important question is the same. What is the research question?

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FDA COVID-19 Treatment Development Update

With the recent emergency authorizations of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by the regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and United States, we are on the verge of a significant breakthrough in coping with the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Nonclinical Considerations for 505(b)(2) Development Programs

Applicants planning to submit a product for approval through the section 505(b)(2) new drug application (NDA) can benefit from a less costly development program with the potential for a faster route to market than a traditional 505(b)(1) program. Sponsors submitting a product through this pathway can generally plan for a nonclinical development program that is substantially curtailed compared to what is required for submission via the section 505(b)(1) stand-alone NDA pathway.

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RMAT Designation…What is it and is it Right for Your Therapeutic Product?

As research teams develop more cellular and gene therapy products for the treatment of a wide array of medical conditions, the need for custom nonclinical and clinical programs required to support market approval of products that are based on human cells, tissues, or HCT/P will rise. And for RMAT designated products, the study designs may be substantially different from more traditional IND programs.

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COVID-19 Treatment Development: Updates and Recent FDA Guidance

The FDA continues to release additional information and update their website as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and both regulatory professionals and drug developers react to the potential for novel and repurposed products to treat COVID-19. This blog post is the latest installment in a series of COVID-19 related blog posts and updates information provided in a recent webinar.

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The Sunsetting of Rare Pediatric Disease Designation

As with other incentive programs, FDA created the Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) designation to encourage drug development in products with questionable financial viability; in this case, the treatment of certain rare pediatric diseases. One of the main benefits of RPD designation is the potential to receive priority review vouchers, which can be used to obtain priority review on a subsequent human drug or biologic application, should the product with RPD designation be approved.

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Programs to Support Drug Development in Infectious Disease: GAIN, QIDP, and LPAD

Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) and the Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation and the Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs (LPAD), described below, were designed by the FDA to streamline development and encourage investment into targeting infections that lack effective therapies.