Article | June 13, 2019

2018 vs. 2010 FDA Draft Guidance For Industry On Adaptive Designs For Clinical Trials Of Drugs and Biologics

Source: Cytel

By Natasa Rajicic, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, Cytel

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In September 2018, FDA issued a new draft Guidance for Industry on Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials of Drugs and Biologics. This guidance replaces the previously published 2010 draft guidance. Here, we summarize the differences between the two documents and highlight any significant new elements introduced in the most recent material. Of note, the 2018 guidance is more compact and streamlined than its 2010 predecessor, also evident by a fewer number of total pages (36 vs. 50 in the 2010 version).