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    Focus on: Linda Bowen

    Linda Bowen has more than 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 25 in regulatory and the last 12 specifically focusing on regulatory policy and intelligence. She has been an active volunteer with RAPS at both the global and local levels, having served on RAPS’ board of directors, as a chapter chair, and as an expert author, presenter and speaker. She is currently the chair of the planning committee for the 2019 Regulatory Convergence . Linda is ...
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    Focus on: Allison Komiyama

    Allison Komiyama began her regulatory career at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a biologist and reviewer, and served as lead reviewer and consult on 510(k) premarket notifications, investigational device exemption (IDE) applications and premarket approval (PMA) submissions. Her specialty was in biocompatibility requirements for implanted devices. After FDA, Allison worked on the industry side in senior regulatory roles before starting her own consulting firm, ...
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    Focus on: Bill Sietsema

    Bill Sietsema has 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently vice president of global regulatory affairs at Caladrius Biosciences. He has also held executive-level regulatory positions with Amgen, Kendle International/INC Research and has taught pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy as an adjunct professor. He has authored 24 journal articles, four book chapters, 42 presentations and posters and is an inven...
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    Focus on: Minnie Baylor-Henry

    Minnie Baylor-Henry has served two separate stints as one of Johnson & Johnson’s top executives, most recently as worldwide vice president for regulatory affairs for J&J’s medical devices and diagnostics business, overseeing global regulatory strategy for numerous products. She also has been with Deloitte & Touche as a national director for regulatory and capital markets consulting, and with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in roles including national health fraud...
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    Focus on: Jethro Ekuta

    Jethro Ekuta, DVM, RAC, FRAPS, is the senior vice president for regulatory, safety and standards at Horizon Pharma. He has more than 21 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development, and has served in a number of leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Genzyme, Bristol-Myers Squibb and others. He also is an active RAPS volunteer leader, having served in roles including chair of the RAPS Fellows Selection Committee and as a member of the Regulatory Aff...
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    Focus on: Don Boyer

    Don Boyer spent more than 30 years at Health Canada, including serving in several senior management positions, before leaving Canada’s regulator to start his own regulatory consulting firm. Earlier this month, he began his term as chairman of the RAPS board of directors. Don is a leader in the global regulatory community, and has been active not only with RAPS, but also with organizations such as the Global Harmonization Task Force and International Medical Device Regulat...
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    Focus on: Susumu Nozawa

    Susumu Nozawa, RAC (US and EU), FRAPS, is the current chair of RAPS’ board of directors. He has more than 15 years of experience in US and international regulatory affairs and compliance, most recently as director of technical and regulatory policy and corporate regulatory affairs at BD in Franklin Lakes, NJ. He also is an active volunteer leader with RAPS as well as other professional organizations, including AdvaMed and the American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manuf...
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    Nutrition, Health and Disease Management, Advertising, Promotion, Labeling and a Preview of November's MDR, IVDR Update

    Feature articles over the past several weeks covered two main themes: nutrition, health and disease management and advertising, promotion, labeling. Articles highlighted nutrition's role in disease management; the impact of regulatory developments on dietary supplements; regulatory hurdles for medical food and the need for substantiating distinctive nutritional requirements; the role of post-market surveillance in ensuring dietary supplement safety; legal definitio...
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    Global Reimbursement Strategy, Advertising, Labeling and Marketing, and a Preview of Health Related Foods

    Feature articles over the past several weeks covered two main themes: global reimbursement strategies and advertising, labeling and marketing. Individual country profiles on England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain took a closer look at reimbursement. A candid interview with two leaders from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) provided insight into future challenges and opportunities for ensuring market access and value-based reimbursement for gene and cell ther...
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    Health Technology Assessment, Reimbursement, Scientific Research, Risk Management, Generic Drug Legislation and a Preview of September

    The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in September. Feature articles over the past several weeks highlighted various global reimbursement strategies including integrated scientific advice, the regulatory significance of wearable technologies, prescription drug reimbursement issues in Canada and the harmonization of marketing, regulatory and reimbursement strategies for US medical devices. Ot...
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    Regulatory Career Paths and Progression, Resources and Training, FDA Inspections, Cleaning Validation and a Preview of August

    Feature articles over the past several weeks highlighted regulatory affairs as a profession, including careers in regulatory advertising and promotion, possible pathways and career progression and resources and training for regulatory professionals. Other articles covered various types of inspections conducted by FDA and processes for cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry. Regulatory Careers Faderan's exclusive interview with the president of Cook Researc...
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    Pediatric Legislation, Quality Certificates, Global Regulatory Oversight, Biosimilars and a Preview of July

    The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in July. By Gloria Hall Feature articles over the past several weeks have highlighted global pediatric activities, certificates for small molecule drug products, the New Drug Application (NDA) process in Egypt and the global debate over naming biological products and biosimilars. Other articles covered the IT approaches to support the gap analysis and i...