Drug Life Cycle

August 3, 2022

Understanding the Relationship Between CMC & GMP

CMC information reinforces the connection between the quality of a candidate drug used in clinical studies and the end product marketed to consumers. It effectively outlines critical quality attributes across the full life cycle of drug products, from clinical development to commercial scale production. Like current good manufacturing practices (cGMP, or GMP), CMC reviews have regulatory requirements established by the US FDA. But where the goals of these two pharmaceutical control strategies are closely aligned, they differ significantly in approach and regulation.