The latest patent application from Neuroderm Ltd. described a magnetic coupling and detection mechanism for its small two-part wearable infusion drug delivery device that delivers a liquid drug to Parkinson’s disease patients subcutaneously.
Spybiotech Ltd. has filed a clinical trial application (CTA) with the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to evaluate SPYVLP-01, a vaccine targeting human cytomegalovirus (CMV) using its hepatitis B virus-like-particle platform technology.
The U.S. FDA’s Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) program is one of a number of efforts on the agency’s part to reduce the drag on premarket medical device submissions, but the agency has now converted the ASCA pilot into a full-blown regulatory program. Fortunately for both the FDA and industry, most of the guidance groundwork is already in place, making the ASCA program a ready-to-go method for streamlining at least one element of premarket applications for medical devices.
A Sept. 21 U.S. FDA advisory committee meeting will either be a “Hail Mary” or a last gasp of life for ITCA-650, a twice-yearly implantable exenatide-device combination product intended to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Developers of combination products face an unusual dilemma in their interactions with the U.S. FDA, given that the data for the constituent products reside in multiple product centers. Some of the related clunkiness may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new four-year proposal to overhaul the FDA’s information technology infrastructure, which among other things will emphasize a more seamless sharing of data across centers, precisely the kind of initiative that would facilitate reviews of combination products.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Airamed, Inbrain Neuroelectronics, Natural Cycles, Spectrawave, T2 Biosystems, Tasso.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Contrafect, Daiichi Sankyo, Eirgenix, Galera, GSK, Kymera, Lantern, Lapix, Orchard, Osmol, Redhill, Sandoz.
Lantern Pharma Inc. has received FDA clearance of its IND application for LP-284, being developed for the treatment of relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including mantle cell lymphoma, double hit lymphoma and other high-grade B-cell lymphomas. Enrollment in a first-in-human phase I trial is expected to begin during the fourth quarter of this year.