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    COVID-19 diagnostics: Moving from laboratory to home-based testing

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has worked closely with diagnostics developers during the past year to facilitate access to COVID-19 testing and accelerate development of home-based tests. By creating a flexible regulatory framework, the agency has enabled authorization of nearly one COVID-19 diagnostic per day, including at-home tests that have a critical role in the ongoing response to SARS-CoV-2. Introduction The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic create...
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    Considerations for Development and Implementation of a Companion Diagnostic

    This article discusses four key topics any pharmaceutical company should consider for development and implementation of a Companion Diagnostic (CDx) for use with oncology drugs or biologics.   Introduction   The drug development process in the US is extremely long and costly. It is critical to get the patient a drug that is going to work for them. Especially in the oncology space, drugs for the most part are extremely toxic to the patient. Therefore, not only is th...
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    Complying With the new EU IVDR

    This article discusses processes and plans that need to be developed by In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) companies to address the new EU In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDRs) in advance of their coming into full force in 2022. Issues discussed include the differences between IVD and IVDR, new IVD classifications, notified bodies, new clinical evidence requirements and when to begin transitioning to the new requirements. Introduction On 5 May 2017, the In Vitro Diagnostic Re...