Regulatory Insights

  1. Clinical Program Partnering Leads To Regulatory Approval For Retina Drug
    5/1/2015

    A small biotech company partnered with Chiltern to perform full services across over 15 projects for their entire clinical program in retinal indications starting at Phase II.

  2. Biosimilars In Emerging Markets Is It A Level Playing Field?
    4/15/2015

    It’s a chilling fact: One irresponsible company could seriously damage, or even destroy the biosimilar field. A single company cutting corners with under-regulated, lower-quality development could create an inferior product that harms or kills patients.

  3. 4 Ways You Can Overcome Roadblocks To Technology Adoption In Clinical Trials
    2/8/2015

    Technology continues to advance at almost breakneck speeds. Not only are these advancements surpassing anything we could have imagined just 10 or 20 years ago, they are touching every professional field, including Life Sciences. More advanced computers, displays, and software programs are replacing paper, cards, files, and binders in libraries, banks, and professional offices around the world. Yet despite a clear need and desire to move in a paperless direction, clinical trials still lag far behind other highly regulated industries.

  4. Catching Up With The Consumerization Of Technology In The Clinical Trial World
    2/21/2014

    Not too long ago, a clinical operations professional likely enjoyed more powerful technology capabilities at the office than at home. She had a sophisticated email infrastructure, shared calendaring, a high-speed network and maybe a Blackberry.

    At some point during the last 15 years this trend flipped. Suddenly people had better tools in their personal lives and the limitations of their office tools became apparent by comparison – for example, systems that won’t talk to each other, small inbox quotas, file size attachment restrictions, slow email searches and difficult file sharing. Meanwhile, consumer technology rapidly became more sophisticated, available and accessible with collaborative cloud-based tools, personal devices and similar applications to improve the efficiency of everyday tasks.

  5. The Plain Writing Act of 2010: Lessons for Industry
    1/31/2014

    FDA and other federal agencies are bound by the Plain Writing Act of 2010 to use “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.”  It seems ridiculous that we’d need legislation for such a thing, since “understandable” and “useful” are such obvious and fundamental attributes of communication.  There’s even a companion document, the 118-page Federal Plain Language Guidelines (FPLG). By Laurie Meehan, Polaris Compliance Consultants, Inc.

  6. Patient Reported Outcomes: A Key To Compliance Success Factors
    12/7/2013

    Subject compliance is a hot topic in the industry right now. Some of the discussions out there can be a little misleading since ‘compliance’ means different things to different people / companies.

  7. PhlexEview: Transforming Costly Paper Processes Into Value Driven Compliance
    6/25/2013

    This paper discusses some of the challenges of traditional paper-based TMFs and provides details about PhlexEview, Phlexglobal’s eTMF system. It also suggests a new approach to TMF compliance that extracts and sets the expectation for continuing value from TMF content, rather than locking it away in paper storage where its value is minimized. By Karen Redding, Global Business Development Director, Phlexglobal, Ltd.

    PhlexEview supports compliance and collaboration by leveraging industry standards and making TMF content available to users, regardless of their location. The ability to access and view TMF content at any time transforms sluggish and inert paper processes and helps organisations to realize time and cost savings by reducing travel costs, positioning team members to proactively identify compliance issues and implement corrective actions and by facilitating global collaboration.
     

  8. Benefits Of Non-Clinical Scientific And Regulatory Support For Late Phase Studies
    6/17/2013

    This case study illustrates how robust non-clinical advice and consultancy can expedite and accelerate drug development and increase the likelihood of regulatory acceptance
    for development programs.

  9. Eight Best Practices For Compliant Essential Site Regulatory Documents
    5/21/2013

    In the push to initiate clinical trials, activating sites is understandably the primary focus—leaving essential site regulatory documents as a secondary priority and a bit of a “necessary evil.” Indeed, most sponsors and CROs approach essential site regulatory documents as a check-the-box exercise. By Patrice Pompa, Director, Regulatory Document Management Services and Kevin T. Williams, MBA, MS, Vice President, Corporate Development and Marketing, CFS Clinical

  10. Regulatory Approval Of Clinical Studies In The Netherlands
    5/16/2013

    The EU Clinical Trials Directive (CTD) has been fully implemented in the Netherlands.