August 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET
The U.S. FDA offers four distinct programs to speed the development and availability of drugs that address an unmet medical need in the treatment of a serious or life-threatening conditions: Priority Review, Accelerated Approval, Fast Track, and Breakthrough Therapy. Additionally, other programs, such as the Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy Designation, Infectious Disease Product Designation, Orphan Drug Designation, and Real-time Oncology Review, are available to assist sponsors with development and to decrease time to market. Each program has its own caveats, eligibility requirements, and benefits, and navigating the process can be challenging.
Elaine B. Taylor
Regulatory Strategy and Policy at Certara, Inc.
Ms. Taylor has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has extensive experience in developing and providing strategic guidance and regulatory advice at all stages of product development. Ms. Taylor provides regulatory strategy, consulting, and submissions support to our customers. She began her career in nonclinical (pharmacology, toxicology) research and then moved to clinical research and regulatory affairs.
Ms. Taylor’s specialties include creating innovative and efficient regulatory strategies for drug development, including 505(b)(2) programs, regulatory agency meetings, responses to regulatory agencies, INDs, and marketing applications. Her work has covered many complex therapeutic areas, including endocrine, dermatology, cardiovascular and renal, reproductive, analgesia, arthritis, oncology, gastrointestinal, CNS, and musculoskeletal.
Prior to joining Certara, Ms. Taylor was the Global Head of the Regulatory Consulting group at Syneos Health. She also worked at a specialty 505(b)(2) consulting company and worked for more than 20 years in research and pharmaceutical drug development at Procter and Gamble.