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July 31, 2019

CMC Regulatory Is the Ringo Starr of Regulatory Affairs

Always present, rarely seen, and increasingly essential, the fast-growing area of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) of pharmaceutical products is slowly emerging as a titan in its own right.
July 19, 2019

One Giant Leap for Mankind. The Original Moonshot.

Fifty years ago, tomorrow, astronauts walked on the moon for the first time. Apollo 11’s success—just 66 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight—showcased humankind’s moxie and ingenuity. Now the moon is in our sights again, for a generation that will test where science meets profit.
May 30, 2019

Need to Know about CMC Regulatory Affairs? Consider What Makes a Great Philly Cheesesteak!

what makes a drug development program? Much like a Philly cheesesteak, the pursuit of greatness is the assurance that any given compound meets requisite technical and quality elements in each stage of development to allow for the ultimate successful commercialization of the drug.
May 22, 2019

Helping Our Best Clients Accept A Healthy Level of Regulatory CMC Risk (Ed or Op-ed?)

Some individuals have an off-kilter sense of risk. They may play it overly safe and refuse to make even the most prudent bets on their development program. Or they may gamble willy-nilly, putting all their chips on wildly unpredictable long shot CMC strategies and preceding advice.
April 16, 2019
HOW A FALLING APPLE INSPIRED THE UNDERSTANDING OF GRAVITATIONAL FORCE

How a Falling Apple Inspired the Understanding of Gravitational Force

The young Isaac Newton is sitting in his garden when an apple falls on his head and, in a stroke of brilliant insight, he suddenly comes up with his theory of gravity. The story is almost certainly embellished, both by Newton and the generations of storytellers who came after him. But from today anyone with access to the internet can see for themselves the first-hand account of how a falling apple inspired the understanding of gravitational force.
March 28, 2019

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Preparing for an FDA End of Phase II (EOP2) CMC Meeting

three rules of engagement are recommended to take place at an End of Phase II meeting, either face to face or by telephone. Each rule helps to ensure a successful negotiating strategy based on the actual discussions with the Agency.