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.
The FDA deadline on NDA, ANDA, BLA and DMF (paper submissions) is less than 4 weeks away. By 5th of May 2017 the FDA requires that all DMFs are to be submitted in the eCTD format via the Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG). If your DMF is in paper format with FDA, the same submission does not need to be resubmitted in eCTD format. However, as you move forward it is important to make sure your documents are properly prepared (bookmarked, OCR’d, proper orientation) and you can create your baseline DMF submission as eCTD. The DMF in eCTD format mandate applies to amendments, letters of authorization and annual reports. Read More
Since January 1st 2016, all Submission new DMF submissions to Health Canada have to be submitted in an electronic format called “non eCTD electronic-only”. In addition to the January 1st deadline, all existing DMF’s have to be replaced by an electronic version by March 31st 2016. Read More