Cell/Gene Therapy Manufacturing Readiness Urged As A Condition For US Expedited Designation
Requiring that certain chemistry, manufacturing and controls conditions be satisfied before awarding breakthrough or regenerative medicine advanced therapy status would help ensure that the quality side of product development keeps pace with the clinical side, says Parexel's Mo Heidaran, a former CMC reviewer in the FDA’s biologics center.
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