September 24, 2020

A Storybook Approach for A Successful End of Phase II (EOP2) CMC Meeting

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.
October 27, 2020
What to Control; CQAs and CPPs and the Key Variables in the Regulatory Submission

What to Control; CQAs and CPPs and the Key Variables in the Regulatory Submission

The FDA’s regulatory requirements for process validation highlights the need for defining Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) based on Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs). As described by the FDA, a CQA is a characteristic within a range that ensures a specified level of product quality. These requirements highlight the focus of QbD, or Quality by Design. The ICH describes this view of quality assurance that focuses more on validating the process through control parameters and less on defining quality based on product testing.
December 15, 2020

Phase 1 Stability; Agency Expectations

Before you decide how much stability data you require, it is vital to understand the nature of your Dosage Form and Delivery System Requirements (the route of administration and delivery system). Even if there is a diversity of testing in place, these choices have a significant impact on the scientific and regulatory aspects of a stability protocol, which can still fail to meet the most stringent regulatory reviews.