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FDA Publishes Best Practices for Communication Between IND Sponsors and FDA During Drug Development

Last week FDA issued new guidance for industry and FDA review staff, entitled “Best Practices for Communication Between IND Sponsors and FDA During Drug Development.”  The guidance is intended to “describe best practices and procedures for timely, transparent, and effective communications between [IND] sponsors and FDA at critical junctures in…

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Guidance on Biosimilar Submission Requirements in Canada

Health Canada, the federal regulatory authority that evaluates the safety, efficacy, and quality of drugs available in Canada recently released a revised Guidance Document on Information and Submission Requirements for Biosimilar Drugs (“Guidance”).  The Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate (BGTD) within the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada is the…

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FDA BsUFA Goals Letter Outlines Plans for Guidance, Pushes Back Timeline on Interchangeability Guidance

FDA has published its performance goals and procedures (commonly referred to as FDA’s “goals letter” or “commitment letter”) for the Biosimilar Biological Product User Fee Act (“BsUFA”) reauthorization for fiscal years 2018 – 2022, ahead of its upcoming public meeting on October 20, 2016 to discuss FDA’s proposed recommendations for the BsUFA reauthorization….

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UPDATED: FDA Requesting Comments on Biomarker List

FDA has announced the opening of a docket (FDA-2016-N-2610) for interested parties (academic researchers, regulated industries, consortia, patient groups, etc.) to submit suggestions, recommendations and comments on a list of biomarkers that were used as outcomes to develop FDA-approved new molecular entities and new biological therapeutics from October 2007 to December…

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FDA Announces Biosimilar User Fee Rates for FY 2017

The FDA has announced the rates for biosimilar user fees for the 2017 Fiscal Year: FY17 BsUFA Fees Biological Product Development Initial $203,810 Annual $203,810 Application w/Clinical Data $2,038,100 w/o Clinical Data $1,019,050 Supplement w/Clinical Data $1,019,050 Product $97,750 Establishment $512,200 Reactivation $407,620 The biosimilar user fees for a given fiscal year…

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