The FDA’s breakthrough devices program encodes a number of policy objectives for the agency, but industry might see the program principally as a vector for faster time to market. However, Janice Hogan, partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, said device makers might want to consider that the greater benefit is reducing regulatory uncertainty, not beating the typical FDA review clock.
There’s been a change of plans. Following a preliminary review of briefing materials for a type C meeting, the FDA told Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. that a pre-NDA meeting is instead the next best step in the development of omaveloxolone (RT-408) for treating Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Beigene, Bioxcel, Genetx, Iovance, Myovant, Polypid, Reata, Ultragenyx.
The FDA’s legal authority to regulate lab-developed tests (LDTs) has come into question on several occasions in a number of venues, and the issue is enjoying new life yet again thanks to more activity on Capitol Hill. While two competing pieces of legislation are back in play, the most critical question may be whether the FDA has any authority left at all after the August 2020 rescission letter from the Department of Health and Human Services.
PERTH, Australia – Six classes of medical devices listed on Australia’s Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) will fall under new classification requirements on Nov. 25, 2021, following numerous consultations with industry. The consultations were part of the Australian government’s plans to overhaul its medical device regulations to be more in line with the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
Song Guo Zheng, a rheumatology professor and researcher at Ohio State University (OSU), was sentenced May 14 to 37 months in prison for lying on U.S. NIH grant applications about his ties to at least five Chinese research institutes.