Tag: product development

Study Design

Establishing Competitive Advantage in Dermatology Trials: Critical Study Design and Operational Considerations for a New Age

Skin diseases are the fourth leading cause of health afflictions, affecting nearly 900 million people worldwide.1,2 At the same time, there has been a remarkable increase in dermatology drug development activity in recent years. For conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and melanoma, there are hundreds of ongoing or planned clinical trials.3 In this new...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

How COVID-19 Is Making Operationalizing Gene Therapy Trials Even Tougher – And How We Handled It

Though gene therapy has been around for decades, it continues to pose extraordinary challenges in the areas of R&D, clinical development, and operation of clinical trials. Sponsors and CROs face shifting operational and regulatory demands amid rapid advances in the science of precision medicine. In our previous blog post, we discussed site selection, manufacturing, long-term...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Site Selection, Manufacturing & Long-Term Follow-Up: Looming Challenges for a Rescue Phase 1/2 Gene Therapy Trial

Designing and conducting a gene therapy trial is a complex undertaking. Understanding, planning for, and overcoming the myriad challenges of operationalizing these studies will help you bring safe, breakthrough treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. In this blog post, we introduce a case study as a framework for exploring critical study design considerations of...

Consulting

How to Navigate Global Regulatory Frameworks & Expedited Programs for Gene Therapy Development in the U.S., EU, & Japan

As scientific knowledge, clinical experience, and acceptance of gene therapy products have evolved, so have the regulatory frameworks for ensuring the safety of these novel treatments. To date, there is no harmonized international standard for regulating gene therapy products; however, the U.S., EU, and Japan have established regulatory frameworks with subtle variations. Understanding how gene...

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Outsourcing-Pharma.com: Holistic Approach Benefits Drug Development

Professionals focused on drug development are charged with making the most of their resources, maximizing the value of their work, and bringing effective products to market as quickly as they can without compromising quality or safety. It is a long list of responsibilities, and development professionals struggle to balance all of them. Sameena Sharif, senior...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Transdermal Product Development

Transdermal and topical delivery systems (TDS) are important dosage forms that allow delivery of a drug to local tissue or provide systemic delivery through the skin. These drug products provide a number of advantages for patients, but can be challenging to develop. In November 2019, the FDA issued a draft guidance entitled Transdermal and Topical...