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Strategic Planning for Compliance With the EU Medical Device Regulation

Compliance with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) is a significant undertaking that requires cross-functional collaboration. In this post, we explore key activities involved in strategic planning for compliance. Establishing a leadership team Good leadership is essential for managing the transition to EU MDR compliance and creating an execution strategy which includes timelines and mechanisms...

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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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ISO Guidelines for Medical Device Trials: Ethical Considerations and Informed Consent

With increasing demands for evidence of clinical efficacy and safety, applying sound research practices to medical device development is crucial for a product’s success. The Need for High Standards in Study Design When bringing a new medical device to the market — or even reevaluating an existing product — device companies must answer to: Regulators placing greater scrutiny on...

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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...

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The FDA’s New Guidance on Natural History Studies in Rare Diseases: What You Need to Know

In March 2019, the FDA released draft guidance on the design and implementation of natural history studies to support the development of safe and effective treatments for rare diseases. The document, Rare Diseases: Natural History Studies for Drug Development,[1] addresses one of the major challenges sponsors encounter when developing therapies for rare disease: the lack...

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Six Issues to Consider for Rare Disease Pre-IND Meetings

Careful planning is important for all early drug development programs, but it is particularly critical in rare diseases where study populations are limited and precedents for drug development are lacking. Pre-IND meetings with the FDA give sponsors the opportunity to discuss their unique development challenges and determine where regulatory flexibility can be justified.

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Investigational New Drug Applications: Five Solutions To Common Problems

There are many pitfalls that come with preparing an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for FDA submission, but with the right plan – and the right partner – there are also plenty of ways to avoid them. The most important strategy? It all comes down to one thing: Always remember to keep your audience –...

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Investigational New Drug Applications: Four Common Mistakes

Before starting Phase I trials, an Investigational New Drug (IND) application must be approved by the FDA. This critical early step in clinical trial development grants an exemption to laws prohibiting the transportation of drugs across state lines prior to market approval.

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Medical Design & Outsourcing – Medical device cybersecurity: It’s time to get real

Medical Design & Outsourcing – Medical device cybersecurity: It’s time to get realcontribution by John Pappan, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Medical Device & Business Strategy

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Data Protection Part 3: Key Considerations for Clinical Trial Recruitment

With the advent of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, individuals now have expanded rights to information regarding the use of their personal data. These changes impact several aspects of the clinical trial recruitment process and may require sponsors and CROs to update their data collection and protection protocols and processes for informed consent. Consent...