Tag: regulatory

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Medical Device Regulation: Finding Your Path to Success

Successfully navigating the medical device regulatory landscape requires a well-defined and understood approach and knowledge of best practices specific to the device field. While device and drug development follow the same basic steps, there are key differences in regulations, approval pathways, and clinical investigations required for medical devices in the United States and European Union....

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

8 Programs That Get Rare Cancer Treatments to Patients Faster

A variety of factors can make it difficult to conduct traditional full-scale clinical trials for new treatments of rare cancers. Consequently, because so little information is available, treatments for rare oncology patients are inadequate or nonexistent. Luckily for both patients and researchers, the FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have introduced regulations that expedite review and approval of certain investigative drugs. Expedited FDA...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Navigating Regulatory Pathways to Address Unmet Medical Needs

It would be hard to overstate the need for new therapies that target unmet medical needs, especially in rare disease. After all, there are only about 400 approved “orphan drugs,” meaning that 95 percent of rare diseases lack a single approved treatment. Now the good news: U.S. and European regulators, recognizing the size and severity...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Informed Strategy Key to Drug Development Innovation, Premier Research Says in Naming Regulatory Chief

DURHAM, N.C., June 27, 2016 — Small biotechnology companies taking new biopharmaceutical products from benchtop to bedside need an informed regulatory strategy and a close working knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies. So when it sought a new head of regulatory affairs, clinical development service provider Premier Research found its ideal...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

What’s Ahead in Orphan Drugs? Attend Our June 1 Webinar

DURHAM, N.C., May 31, 2016 — Treatment of rare indications is turning a promising corner as regulators and lawmakers boost incentives and guidance in these areas of unmet medical need. Three experts from Premier Research will look at financial aid, expedited reviews, and other avenues available to orphan drug developers in a webinar on Wednesday, June...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Premier Research Names Lisa Pitt VP of Global Regulatory Affairs

DURHAM, N.C., March 15, 2016 — Premier Research announces the appointment of Lisa Pitt as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs. Joining Premier Research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she was a senior regulatory project manager, Dr. Pitt provides strategic guidance and oversees the company’s regulatory affairs service offerings in rare diseases...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Regulation of Orphan Drugs: May 19 Webinar Offers Important Insights

Join Nach Dave and Carol Huntington of Premier Research for Orphan Drug & Rare Disease Development: Understanding the European and US Regulatory Landscape. The hour-long event, beginning at 11am EDT, 4pm BST, and 5pm CEST, is aimed at researchers and pharma companies tackling some of the 7,000 rare diseases identified by the National Institutes of Health.

Patient and Stakeholder Engagement

Premier Research’s New Survey of Rare Diseases, Orphan Drugs Highlights Regulatory Challenges

A new survey of clinical trial decision makers commissioned by Premier Research reports that nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents said that among the most difficult factors in recruiting for a rare disease or orphan drug clinical trial was not only finding patients to join and remain in trials, but identifying and setting up investigative sites for studies.