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.
November 10, 2020

Does Your Program Need a CMC or CMC Regulatory Expert? Don’t Wait Too Long!

When a CMC emergency crops up, you grit your teeth, your blood pressure spikes and you pledge to bear down and make the right decision. And that’s exactly why you might make the wrong decision. In today’s biotech industry, (where MONEY and TIME, can make you or break you) it can be harder to bounce back.
February 11, 2021
Year of the Ox

Will the Year of the Ox Bring You Luck?

What daring goals did you set in 2020?  Did you reach them? 2021 is a New Year. Your year to get clear on where you're going and how to get there.
September 16, 2021

Starting Early: How to Ease the Process of a New Drug Application

Start early, document thoroughly. That’s the lesson for getting through the new drug application or biologics license application (NDA/BLA) process. Long before marketing approval, companies developing new products must apply to conduct clinical trials by submitting an investigational new drug (IND).
November 4, 2021

How To Tell A Compelling CMC Story In Your NDA/BLA Application

Storytelling is integral to the pharmaceutical regulatory process. It’s really what your new drug application (NDA) or biologics license application (BLA) is all about. It’s about deciphering the data to tell a reviewer how your process and product works.
May 18, 2022

What is a Quality Management System?

A robust Quality Management System (QMS) is an important aspect of a Pharmaceutical company as it demonstrates a company’s Senior Management commitment to Quality. QMS instills the mindset that assures that the company will have qualified and trained individuals who focus on “Quality” throughout the lifecycle of the product.