10/15/2019

"Pharma 4.0: Building Quality into Pharma Manufacturing, from Molecule to Medicine"

Bikash Chatterjee, President & Chief Science Officer

Bikash Chatterjee discusses the current and potential impacts of the application of Industry 4.0 concepts to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, in an article in Tablets & Capsules, October 2019.

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10/14/2019

"Comparing New US & EU Guidances of the Combination Product Approval Process"

Caitlin Bancroft, Regulatory Affairs Associate

Caitlin Bancroft of Pharmatech examines the EU draft guidance for combination products in part 2 of a two-part series in Pharmaceutical Online. Based on the new guidance issued by regulatory bodies for the U.S. and the EU, manufacturers should adjust their timelines for putting products on the market, and read and comment on the guidance.

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09/24/2019

"Analyzing FDAs Draft Guidance On Premarket Review Of Combination Products"

Caitlin Bancroft, Regulatory Affairs Associate

Designing Combination products for compliance: Caitlin Bancroft of Pharmatech analyzes the new U.S. draft guidance (part 1) and the EU draft guidance in a two-part article in Pharmaceutical Online. Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic risked falling behind when it comes to combination products that are ever increasing in complexity and capability. New EU draft guidance, and U.S. draft guidance, Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products, are important. In this two-part series, Caitlin Bancroft examines the two guidances in detail.

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07/19/2019

"Regulatory Update: Premarket Notification 510K Class 11 Device"

Caitlin Bancroft, Regulatory Affairs Associate

In an article in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, Caitlin Bancroft of Pharmatech Associates explores several new upgrades to the 510(k) regulatory pathway implemented by the FDA. The agency’s efforts impact many different aspects of the device approval and monitoring systems, including: pre-market requirements, the use of real world evidence in applications, substantial equivalency determinations, and post-market surveillance. Two particularly impactful changes are the newly established Safety and Performance Based Pathway, and the unofficially proposed 10-year cap on predicate devices.

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05/31/2019

"Jump into cGMP: An FDA Roadmap to Manufacturing Tissue-based Products"

Lynn Hansen, Director, Regulatory Affairs

Lynn Hansen, RAC, explores a basic roadmap for the process of migration to the new regulatory environment, within the 36-month timetable mandated by the FDA and ending on November 16, 2020.

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05/21/2019

"What Pharma Needs to Understand About Combination Product Development"

Bikash Chatterjee, President & Chief Science Officer

Pharmaceutical Technology spoke with Kerri-Anne Mallet, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Pharmatech Associates and with Bikash Chatterjee, Chief Science Officer and president; Lynn Hansen, RAC, director, Regulatory Affairs; and Caitlin Bancroft, Regulatory Affairs; all at Pharmatech Associates, about some of the differences in drug and device development, best practices for combination product development, and issues specific to Internet-connected combination products.

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05/14/2019

"Techniques for Risk-based Validation Using ASTM E2500"

Michele Levenson, Senior Program Manager

Michele Levenson of Pharmatech Associates writes about risk-based validation in an expert column in Pharmaceutical Online. Depending on where your organization is on the pendulum of risk tolerance, there are many benefits to adopting risk-based validation (RBV) and ASTM E2500 within an overall validation strategy, as long as the organization is structured appropriately.

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04/05/2019

"Analytical Testing Strategies For Clinical And Commercial Operations"

Bikash Chatterjee, President & Chief Science Officer

Central to every drug development program is the need to establish a capable analytical testing strategy.

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03/01/2019

"Understanding the FDA’s Priority Review Voucher System"

Bikash Chatterjee, President & Chief Science Officer

FDA’s priority review reduces the standard drug submission review time to an expedited six-month review cycle, to increase the number of rare disease therapies pursued.

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02/14/2019

"Mind the Gap: Tech Transfer from Early Stage Cell Culture to Phase I Clinical Manufacture"

Barrett Fallentine, Director, Product & Process Development

Barrett Fallentine outlines how 21st-century biopharma and biotech companies advance pipeline products to preclinical with best practices for technology transfer at each phase.

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