Gene Therapy: Industry Seeks Greater Clarity In Final FDA CMC Guidance On INDs
Industry asks the US FDA to refine the focus of draft guidance on the chemistry, manufacturing and controls information that should go into investigational new drug applications for gene therapies. Questions center on a scope that ranges from CTD to GMP, from in vivo to ex vivo, and from IND to BLA.
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One pilot target domestic manufacturers of finished drugs and another foreign manufacturers of APIs. As an incentive to participate, companies assigned high scores will be accorded regulatory flexibility. Also, participants that disclose facility ratings could “benefit from a competitive advantage.”