IND

February 14, 2019

Your FDA Meeting Survival Guide Has Arrived

Product development is mainly a sequence of activities. Moving forward to the next step depends upon the result of the previous step. A regulatory deficiency in an early stage will therefore carry forward into all later stages. Fundamental CMC deficiencies at an early stage may require complete subsequent product redevelopment.
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.
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 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.
July 2, 2020

The Odd Couple – Part 3: Authoring the Control of Excipients Modules

The acceptance criteria and tests conducted for the excipients should be reviewed relative to the preformulation experimental results. The acceptance criteria for the excipients should consider those qualities critical to the drug product performance and manufacturing operation as described earlier in formulation development.
September 1, 2020

How to File an Invincible IND Application

Ideally, even before the research phase, you should study the relevant FDA regulations/guidances and forms for an IND submission, which can be found on the FDA’s web site (and below), and determine how your organization can best meet those requirements. Companies that devote disciplined, systematic attention from day one move far more efficiently toward opening trials than companies who chose to delay.