Achieving Compliance with the FDA’s eCTD Mandate

Rob Labriola

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set May 5, 2018 as the compliance date for submitting many types of files—Drug Master File (DMFs) and commercial investigational new drugs (INDs)—in the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format. A DMF provides confidential, detailed information about facilities, processes, or articles used in the manufacturing, processing, packaging, […]

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Topics: Regulatory Submissions Management

6 Signs You Need Help with Submission Planning

Steve Sibley

Setting and adhering to a timeline for planning, drafting, reviewing, and editing regulatory documents needed for the submission dossier is a major challenge for drug development teams. I think of this process as having three phases: “discovery, drive, and survive.” In a previous blog post, I discussed the planning that occurs in the discovery phase. […]

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Topics: Regulatory & Medical Writing

Agreeing to Submission Document Timelines and Sticking to Them: Fairy Tale or Reality?

Steve Sibley

Does the thought of developing a submission for the marketing approval of a new drug fill you with dread? How do you avoid losing all of your holidays and weekends when developing a submission? Or burning out your team? In my career, I’ve helped teams develop robust submissions with minimal disruption to people’s lives and […]

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Topics: Regulatory & Medical Writing

Best Practices for a Successful eCTD Submission

Rob Connelly

The eCTD struggle is real. Regulatory submissions must conform to the electronic common technical document (eCTD) format to be successfully received and reviewed by health authorities. And while this might seem simple, this complex technical process is actually rife with risk if you lack expertise in medical writing and regulatory publishing. In this blog post, […]

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Topics: Regulatory Submissions Management

Things About eCTD You May Not Have Known

Rob Connelly

In helping clients with their regulatory operations and electronic publishing needs, I’m often asked about preparing regulatory submissions in the electronic common technical document (eCTD) format. While a lot of us have been working in the eCTD format for many years, new start-up companies focusing on rare diseases and new technologies to treat patients are […]

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Topics: Regulatory & Medical Writing, Regulatory Submissions Management

Best Practices for Writing Clinical Study Protocols

Kelley Kendle

The pharmaceutical industry has long grappled with the problem of poorly written clinical study protocols. The study protocol describes the conduct of a study, its objectives, methodology, design, and statistical considerations and ensures the safety of participants and integrity of data collected. The teams generally responsible for protocol writing are the medical writing and regulatory […]

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Topics: Clinical Transparency & Disclosure, Regulatory & Medical Writing

Avoiding Pitfalls in Plain Language Summaries of Clinical Trial Results

Behtash Bahador

Building trust with clinical trial participants is critical to the success of drug development programs. One of the best ways to earn that trust is by meeting their expectations regarding learning study results. In fact, a 2015 study by the Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) showed that 73% of clinical […]

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Topics: Clinical Transparency & Disclosure, Regulatory & Medical Writing

How AI Tech Is Changing Regulatory Writing

Nirpal Virdee

Did you know that you’re likely using artificial intelligence (AI) in your everyday life? For example, the digital music service, Spotify, creates “mood-based” playlists that are curated to users’ musical preferences. Spotify generates these customized play lists using a machine learning algorithm that has learned your unique musical preferences based on your previous interactions with […]

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Topics: Clinical Transparency & Disclosure, Regulatory & Medical Writing

GlobalSubmit Submissions Management Software and Services

Facilitating Regulatory Submissions Due to the enormous amount of information in a drug marketing application, regulatory agencies require sponsors to submit applications electronically in formats that facilitate their review, such as the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD). To comply to the complexities and requirements of electronic submissions, regulatory teams need to complement their expert staff […]

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EMA Policy 0070 Compliance Tips from James Bond

Lora Killian

In many ways, the strategic planning required to comply with EMA Policy 0070―a requirement to publish anonymized versions of clinical study reports (CSRs) and other submission documents―is similar to a secret agent’s mission: sponsors must keep the identities of people named or referred to in those documents top-secret while maintaining the document’s clinical utility. In […]

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Topics: Clinical Transparency & Disclosure

Streamline Your Approach to EMA Policy 0070

Lora Killian

Policy 0070― published by the European Medical Agency (EMA) in October 2014― has made the world of regulatory writing a more complicated place. The policy requires specified submission documents to be made public for all marketing authorization applications (MAA’s) submitted as of January 1, 2015 and for all indication extensions and line extensions submitted as […]

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Topics: Clinical Transparency & Disclosure

Regulatory Strategy

Achieving Regulatory Milestones Having a well-constructed regulatory submission strategy that is interwoven into a sponsor’s operational program is even more critical to achieving success than in the past. Between the escalating competition, speed, cost, and risk; benefit pressures on sponsors; the need for payers to see ‘best-in-value’ data of a drug to justify adding it […]

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Artificial Intelligence Software

Empowering Regulatory Sciences Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is revolutionizing life sciences, and over the next decade, will continue to enable advancements at unprecedented rates. Through the use of AI technology, Synchrogenix has developed a solution in the area of regulatory and medical writing that truly meets the promise of automated authoring and is also the […]

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