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Strategic Planning for Compliance with the EU Medical Device Regulation

The changes are significant. Here’s what you must know. The EU Medical Device Regulation sets the stage for an arena where transparency, quality, and patient safety are paramount. Manufacturers must prepare and build compliance into their product development strategy to ensure a successful transition to this new regulatory environment. Medical devices play an increasingly critical...

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The Role Of Notified Bodies Under The EU Medical Devices Regulation

The EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) was published on May 5, 2017. The impetus behind these new, more rigorous regulations was in part to reflect the substantial technological and scientific advances made by the medical device sector and in part a response to the need for regulations that would significantly tighten the controls around medical...

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In the Spotlight: Recent FDA Updates and Guidance for Rare Disease Drug Development

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just updated its 2015 draft guidelines for drug discovery in rare diseases. The January update, Rare Diseases: Common Issues in Drug Development, seeks to help pharmaceutical companies and other sponsors perform more efficient development programs for drugs and biological products and provides new insights on complex elements of...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

A Brief Introduction to CAR T-cell Therapy

With the approvals of tisagenlecleucel (KYMRIAH™) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (YESCARTA™) last year, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies have changed the treatment paradigm for patients with certain hematologic malignancies. What is CAR T-cell therapy? CAR T-cell therapy involves re-engineering a patient’s own T-cells to recognize and eradicate cancer. These T-cells are genetically altered to express...

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A Security Plan for All Stakeholders Involved in Digital Medicine: What Device Manufacturers Need to Know

Connected medical devices, like all other computer systems, are vulnerable to threats that may lead to compromise of data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. To address these challenges, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Joint Cybersecurity Working Group recently issued the Medical Device and Health Information Technology (IT) Joint Security Plan (JSP). [1]...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Principles Of CAR T-Cell Therapy And The Pathway To Regulatory Approval

For many years, the primary forms of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, but the toughest forms of cancer demand breakthrough therapies. Advances in immuno-oncology have led to the advent of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy, which combines a patient’s own T cells with engineered T cell receptors known as...

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BIO International: Discover the Latest in Innovative Rare Disease Trial Design

DURHAM, N.C., June 5, 2019 — Premier Research is sponsoring the Orphan & Rare Disease session track at this year’s BIO International Convention, June 3-6 in Philadelphia. Our own Angi Robinson, vice president for clinical development services in rare diseases and pediatrics, will participate in the panel discussion Rare Finds: Innovative Clinical Trial Design for...

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Strengthening Neuroscience Clinical Research Through Innovation

There’s a lot of discussions these days about innovative ideas to make clinical research more patient-focused. The concept goes hand-in-hand with the development of technology that permits researchers to design and execute trials that can significantly reduce the burden of participation. Development of neuroscience drugs is benefiting from these advances in patient-focused research, as new...

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A Primer on Cancer Immunotherapy

In recent years, immunotherapy has led to substantial advances in cancer therapy. In particular, the immune checkpoint inhibitors — PD-1/PD-L1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors — have revolutionized treatment for certain hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immunotherapies for more than 15 cancer indications. However, widespread use...

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FAQ: How the EU Medical Devices Regulation Affects Existing Products

With the looming deadline for compliance with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), device manufacturers face a host of questions about how to prepare their existing products for compliance. In this post, we provide answers to top questions about EU MDR compliance. Is it possible to avoid compliance with the EU MDR? The short answer...