January 30, 2020

A Feng Shui CMC Guide to 2020: Will the Year of the Rat bring you Luck?

ncorporation of phase appropriate development strategies is becoming increasingly essential to manage the balance between speed, cost and completeness during development. The possibilities for both Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC) development and filing approaches range from the minimalist style to a continuously supported style. 
February 28, 2020

Why Your Program Needs a Biologics CMC Consultant

Looking for answers? Where are you at with your process and controls? Who is managing the operations? What bioassays are necessary for your product? When, where and how to validate your bioassay? 
March 30, 2020

4 CMC Topics to Discuss During Milestone Meetings

e FDA recognizes that CMC-specific discussions, during Pre-IND meetings, are typically unnecessary when projects are “straightforward.” However, unlike more traditional 505(b)(2) products, certain new chemical entities (NCE’s) and biologics are anything but straightforward. These novelties can create unique manufacturing roadblocks that impede the path to clinical development.
May 7, 2020

CMC Considerations for Successful Drug Development

With reduced resources accessible (both in personnel and funding), smaller emerging sponsors will seldom have a sizable Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) group, and in many cases may only have one support individual within their organization. It is common for all CMC activities from pre-IND through Phase 2 and even beyond to be coordinated by this one individual, often simultaneously with other responsibilities. Most if not all these sponsors, who in many cases are also virtual, use contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for the CMC aspects of their development and manufacturing.
May 21, 2020

Constructing the CTD Module 3: A Primer…

Module 3 is a well defined component of the Common Technical Document (CTD) containing both drug substance (active ingredient) and drug product sections, each containing required presentations of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) information, covering processes and key control parameters, and various justifications supported by qualification and validation studies.
June 2, 2020

Quality Overall Summary Reviewers Guide

The value of the QOS should be to point reviewers at the most important information to support the quality of the drug in the most transparent presentation possible.