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EMA Headquarters to Move to Amsterdam By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 November 2017

The European Council on Monday voted to move the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) headquarters and nearly 900 staffers from London to Amsterdam – a move that’s expected to begin tomorrow and finish 30 March 2019.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EMA relocation, EMA move, EMA headquarters, Milan EMA

European Regulatory Roundup: EFPIA Warns of Insufficient Time to Move Marketing Authorizations Before Brexit (17 November 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 17 November 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, EU Regulatory Roundup

The Medical Device Coordination Group: a new Authority Under EU Device Regulations By Robert D. Cumming, Nancy W. Mathewson, Esq. - Published 14 November 2017

This article discusses the organization and functions of the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) established under the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation (IVDR). The article explains how both groups will be important players in the conformity assessment body 'notification' process and in determining how notified bodies assess and certify devices and in serving as a reviewing body for making regulatory and jurisdictional decisions for the European Commission.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: MDR, IVDR, Medical Device Coordination Group, MDCG

MDR, IVDR: Competent Authorities Lay Out Road Map By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 November 2017

The Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD) Executive Group’s EU medical device regulation and in vitro diagnostic regulation (MDR/IVDR) implementation task force has released a road map outlining key challenges and steps for various technical work streams.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: MDR, IVDR, CAMD

Why Don't EMA and FDA Speak With the Same Voice on Flu Treatments? Researchers Investigate By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 November 2017

New research published last week digs into cross-national regulatory divergences, with a focus on why some US labels for certain flu treatments say the medicines have not been proven to reduce complications while EU labels claim the opposite.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Clinical, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Relenza, Tamiflu, regulatory divergence

EMA, EUnetHTA Sign Off on Three-Year Work Plan By Michael Mezher - Published 13 November 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) on Monday detailed their priorities for the next three years in a joint work plan.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement, Submission and registration

Tags: EUnetHTA, HTA, Health Technology Assessment, Parallel Advice

Eight Key Steps Toward EU-MDR Implementation By Gert Bos - Published 13 November 2017

This article offers eight steps toward ensuring compliance with the new European Union Medical Device Regulations. It is based on the author's presentation given in July 2017 on "EU Regulatory Essentials, Medical Device, and In Vitro Diagnostics: Transitioning From Current Directives to new Regulations" at the RAPS Brussels Conference.1, 2

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

EMA Backs Six Drugs, One Biosimilar for EU Approval By Michael Mezher - Published 10 November 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday said that its Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) is recommending six new drugs, a biosimilar and three generic medicines for EU approval.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Marketing Authorization Applications, CHMP, Accelerated Assessment, Orphan Designation, Biosimilar, Jorveza, Prevymis, Ocrevus, Adynovi, Fasenra, Intrarosa, Mvasi

Nearly Half of Recent EU Approvals Based on a Single Pivotal Study By Michael Mezher - Published 10 November 2017

A recent study found that 45% of marketing authorizations granted in the EU from 2012 to 2016 were based on evidence from a single pivotal trial.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Pivotal Trials, Single Pivotal Study

European Regulatory Roundup: ex-GSK CEO to Chair UK Accelerated Access Collaborative (9 November 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 09 November 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: GSK, accelerated access, DKMA, Celgene

EMA Offers Support for More Research on DIVI Biomarkers By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 November 2017

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Executive Director Guido Rasi this week sent a letter of support to the Safer and Faster Evidence-Based Translation (SAFE-T) Consortium and the Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) to encourage further study of ways to monitor for drug-induced vascular injury (DIVI) in early clinical drug development.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Clinical, Government affairs, Research and development

Tags: Guido Rasi, DIVI biomarkers

Notified Bodies Disclose Re-Designation Intentions Ahead of EU MDR, IVDR Deadline By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 November 2017

European notified bodies are prepping for a 26 November deadline and announcing their intentions to apply for designation as implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) continues.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: notified bodies, Team-NB, MDR, IVDR

Microbiome, Diet, Health, and Disease: Policy Needs to Move Forward By Kathleen D'Hondt, Yolanda Sanz, Manfred Ruthsatz - Published 06 November 2017

This article covers policy needs concerning the rapidly evolving field of microbiome and diets with respect to health and disease. It captures some key outcomes of a multi-stakeholder dialogue (Brussels, May 2016), spearheaded by a joint effort of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish Government (Belgium), to help design and/or interpret regulatory frameworks for food and drugs to support innovation to benefit society, while guaranteeing safety and efficacy of products and ensuring the science base.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EC, FDA, Nutritional and dietary supplements

Tags: Microbiome, Diet, Medical Food, Health Claims

Regulatory Recon: Teva Warns on Profit Outlook; Hospitals Vow to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies (2 November 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 November 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

European Regulatory Roundup: Rise of Cell Therapies Prompts EC to Float Orphan Drug Changes (2 November 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 02 November 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: cell therapies, Brexit, antimicrobial resistance

Greek Health Minister Takes Issue With Roche's Withdrawal of Cancer Medicine Due to Mandatory Discount By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

Drug prices are not just a US problem. Greece's minister of health on Tuesday expressed dismay over Roche's decision to withdraw a cancer medicine because of a new mandatory discount imposed by the country.

Categories: News, Europe, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Greece, Roche, Cotellic

FDA to Recognize 8 EU Regulators to Conduct GMP Inspections By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced that beginning on Wednesday, the agency will recognize eight EU drug regulators – from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the UK – as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: FDA and EMA mutual recognition, GMP inspections, MRA

EMA Drafts Guideline on RSV Treatments and Vaccines By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday released for consultation a new guideline to help companies develop new medicines, direct-acting antiviral agents, monoclonal antibodies and vaccines to treat and prevent infections caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: RSV medicines, EMA guideline

UK Industry Group Sees More Complaints Against Pharma Members in 2016 By Michael Mezher - Published 30 October 2017

The Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA), which oversees the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's (ABPI) code of practice, says it saw more complaints about drugmakers' promotional materials and activities in 2016 than in the previous year.

Categories: News, Europe, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs

Tags: PMCPA, ABPI, ABPI Code

EMA Consults on Revised Factor VIII Product Guidelines By Michael Mezher - Published 30 October 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday issued two draft revised guidelines on plasma-derived and recombinant coagulation factor VIII products that remove requirements for conducting clinical studies in previously untreated patients (PUPs).

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical

Tags: Hemophilia, Factor VIII, Draft Guideline

European Regulatory Roundup: UK Prime Minister Hints at Desire to Remain Part of EMA During Brexit Transition (26 October 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 26 October 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, antibiotics

EU Pediatric Regulation’s 10-Year Anniversary Report Highlights Shortcomings By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 October 2017

Ten years ago, the European Commission created a new regulation as part of an effort to try to encourage more pediatric research.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: EU Pediatric Regulation, PIP, pediatric investigation plan

FDA Warns Three Device Companies From US, Germany and France, One Indian API Manufacturer By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released three warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers, including Florida-based UVLrx Therapeutics, Inc., Germany-based DRG Instruments GmbH and France-based ELITech Group SAS, as well as one to Vapi, India-based active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Vital Laboratories.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, ELISA, CAPA

Innovating Patient Driven Nutritional Care Across Europe: The Optimal Nutritional Care for All (ONCA) Multi-Stakeholder Initiative By Frank de Man, LLM, PhD, Cees Smit, Drhc, Manfred Ruthsatz, PhD, RAC, FRAPS - Published 24 October 2017

This article addresses a European public-private healthcare initiative to implement Optimal Nutrition Care for All (ONCA) for patients. It underlines the importance of an effective multi-stakeholder approach in 16 participating countries, based on sound policymaking. A fit-for-purpose, innovation-friendly regulatory framework is required to help provide appropriate, timely, and cost-efficient healthcare solutions for increased patient access.

Categories: Features, Europe

UK Strategy for Pharmacopeial Quality Standards for Biologics: MHRA Discusses Comments By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 October 2017

Trade associations, manufacturers, academia and researchers have offered their opinions on the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) draft strategy for crafting pharmacopoeial standards for biologics, according to a report issued Monday.

Categories: News, Europe, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs

Tags: quality standards for biological medicines, pharmacopeial standards