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Is An FDA Pre-IND Meeting Worth It? How To Decide & How To Prepare
Is An FDA Pre-IND Meeting Worth It? How To Decide & How To Prepare

If you are considering whether to take the time in advance of your investigational new drug (IND) application submission to meet with FDA for feedback on your development program, here are some thoughts to ponder and reasons not to pass up this valuable opportunity.

  • A Chief Scientific Officer’s Opinion On Clinical Outsourcing
    A Chief Scientific Officer’s Opinion On Clinical Outsourcing

    Dr. Kenneth Burhop is the chief scientific officer of Sangart Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that engages in the research, development, and commercialization of oxygen therapeutics. He joined Sangart in January 2011, after serving as the global scientific lead/CSO for Baxter Healthcare’s Medication Delivery division and VP of R&D for Baxter's Biopharmaceutical Technologies business, including the company’s second generation recombinant hemoglobin program. He has authored over forty publications, more than seventy abstracts, several book chapters, and has been invited to speak at various international meetings and symposia, and is a recognized international expert in the field of hemoglobin therapeutics. Burhop shares his opinions on clinical outsourcing.

  • Pharmacovigilance Trends: Getting To Know The DSUR
    Pharmacovigilance Trends: Getting To Know The DSUR

    In 2010, the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) rolled out its E2F Development Safety Update Report (DSUR) guideline. The DSUR is similar to the US’s Investigational New Drug Annual Report (IND-AR) and the EU’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) in that its purpose is to provide a brief overview of safety for a project on an annual basis. By Malarkodi S. Moorthy, M.Sc., M.Phil., Medical Writer

  • The High Cost of Clinical Research – Who’s To Blame And What Can Be Done?
    The High Cost of Clinical Research – Who’s To Blame And What Can Be Done?

    The cost of new drug discovery has skyrocketed in recent years, and is something that should have everyone in the drug discovery industry concerned. Sergei Varshavsky, M.D., Ph.D., and senior VP of global strategy for contract research firm Synergy Research Group (SynRG), notes it was not always this way. Some of the greatest medicinal discoveries in the history of mankind were inexpensive to develop and test. “There was the discovery of the smallpox vaccine in 1796, ether anesthesia in 1846, and insulin and penicillin in the early 20th century,” he says. “None of them cost much. In fact, the patent for insulin was sold to the University of Toronto for a half-dollar. Despite the low cost, these drugs have saved billions of lives.” Unfortunately today’s medical community is no longer able to accomplish similar feats for such a low cost.

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  • Marketing Application Submission Services Brochure

    Biopharmaceutical companies’ marketing applications must present the history of their unique development programs and provide renewed hope for patients seeking safe and effective therapies. PRA Health Sciences has the necessary experience to deliver comprehensive marketing applications (NDA, BLA, MAA, etc) across all therapeutic areas and in all regions.

  • Regulatory Approval Of Clinical Studies In The Netherlands

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

  • Streamline And Accelerate A Drug Development Plan Using The 505(b)(2) Pathway

    An international pharmaceutical company approached Camargo Pharmaceutical Services to help navigate the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 505(b)(2) approval pathway for a promising drug under development designated for patients with cardiovascular disease. Product X is a prodrug that is converted in one metabolism-dependent step to produce the active metabolite of an approved drug.

  • Signature Requirements For The eTMF

    Sponsors and CROs want to ensure that the processes and workflows they use in their electronic Trial Master Files (eTMF) comply with all regulatory requirements, resulting in a robust system that will produce complete documentation able to withstand an agency audit. To provide a solid basis for decision-making, we’ve researched both the regulatory basis for signatures and the technology implications around how to collect signatures. Since the goal of any eTMF system is to streamline processes and increase compliance, implementing valid signature processes in the least cumbersome manner is always of concern.

  • Identifying Products For Drug Development Programs

    Assume a generic drug company, let’s call them AB Generics, Inc., always targets the introduction of its generic drugs when the reference product comes off patent. AB’s executive team has looked ahead and seen the generic cliff — few products coming off patent after 2016 — and is looking for alternative revenue sources.

  • Pharmacovigilance Monitoring Services Norwich Clinical Services offers comprehensive pharmacovigilance services for pre-marketing product safety, post-marketing surveillance and data analysis.
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As an international, full-service clinical contract research organization, SynteractHCR strives to deliver actionable results for your clinical trial needs. Our medical writing group consists of qualified Ph.D., M.D., and other experts, and our European medical writers are all members of the European Medical Writers Association. Our translation team consists of native speakers with many years of experience in translating all documents necessary for the performance of clinical studies. Our medical writers are committed to delivering a well-designed clinical program that will meet your study’s ultimate goals.

Marketing Application Submission Services Marketing Application Submission Services

Biopharmaceutical companies’ marketing applications must present the history of their unique development programs and provide renewed hope for patients seeking safe and effective therapies. PRA Health Sciences has the necessary experience to deliver comprehensive marketing applications (NDA, BLA, MAA, etc) across all therapeutic areas and in all regions.

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Given the complex nature of medicines and the associated unpredictability of adverse events, pharmacovigilance activities play a critical role in managing the risks posed to the general population.

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