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Health informatics – IDMP – Implementation guidelines for ISO 11238

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While the EMA is currently busy moving to the Netherlands and while the IDMP project currently seems to go slow, there is definite and significant progress being made in the background. The latest achievement is a major overhaul of the ISO/TS 19844 “Implementation guidelines for ISO 11238 for data elements and structures for the unique identification and exchange of regulated information on substances”. Read More

eCTD Health Canada – an overview

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eCTD becomes more and more mandatory in different regions and for various submission types. Soon only the eCTD format will be accepted throughout the marketing authorisation of drugs. One of the regions announcing eCTD as a mandatory format to be used for drug applications is Health Canada. Read More

FDA has published a new guidance on eCTD 4.0

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Yesterday US FDA has published a new guidance “M4 Organization of the Common Technical Document for the Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use – Guidance for Industry”. FDA has addressed recommendations for eCTD 4.0. The guidance also provides separate tables describing the recommended granularity for paper and eCTD v3.2.2 submissions, and for paper and eCTD v4 submissions.

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ICH’s Value to Regulatory

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The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is unique in bringing together the regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration. Since its inception in 1990, ICH has gradually evolved, to respond to the increasingly global face of drug development. ICH’s mission is to achieve greater harmonisation worldwide to ensure that safe, effective, and high-quality medicines are developed and registered in the most resource-efficient manner. Read More

The Challenge with EMA’s Changing Timelines for IDMP

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A combination of factors has resulted in the shifting timeline of EMA’s implementation of the IDMP data collection. One factor is the pending relocation of EMA due to Brexit. Additional factors include the experience gained from implementation of RMS and OMS projects and the delivery method of the P&SMS project to engage the stakeholders. The result is that previously communicated milestones are no longer applicable – the publication of the EU Implementation Guides (EU IGs) will not  take place in 2018 and industry will not be requested to start submitting the product data in a new format in 2019. Read More