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DIA and AAPS Co-sponsored Workshop Explores Solutions to CMC Challenges

Horsham, PA, USA — Jan 4, 2011

DIA, in cooperation with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), will host a CMC Workshop: Translating Science into Successful Regulatory Submissions from February 7-9 in Washington, DC.

This three-day workshop will explore all of the challenging topics facing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical communities from development, implementation, and regulatory perspectives. Plenary and breakout sessions include:

  • Science and Risk-based Approach for Drug Development and Manufacturing: Drug Product and Drug Substance (ICH Q8, 9, 10, and 11)
  • Setting Drug Substance/Drug Product Specifications
  • Stability-by-Design: Alternatives to Traditional Stability Studies
  • Post-approval Changes in a Global Regulatory Environment and Requirements
  • Selection of Starting Materials and Discussion in Dossiers (Chemical Products)
  • Selection of Source Materials and Discussion in Dossiers (Biological Products)
  • Batch Release in a Real-time Release Environment
  • Genotox Impurities: US versus EU
  • Managing Stability Studies Globally
  • Pharmacopoeia Harmonization and Its Impact on Pharmaceutical Quality
  • Challenges and Trends when Preparing CMC Submissions for Clinical Trials (Chemical Products)
  • Inspections by National Regulatory Authorities: Differences in Regional Approaches
  • CMC Submissions to Support Clinical Trials (Biological Products)
  • Combination Products: Global Challenges and Opportunities
  • Raw Material, Excipient, API Suppliers’ Auditing and EU QP Responsibility
  • CMC Post-approval Change Protocols
  • New EU Variations Regulation
  • Post-Notice of Compliance (NOC) Changes

“This CMC workshop offers both plenary and breakout sessions, featuring cross-functional discussions on science and risk-based approaches to drug development and manufacturing, drug substance and drug product specifications, genotox impurities, global stability studies, and pos-tapproval changes,” says Program Chairperson Yasmin de Faria Krim, PharmD, MScRA, Global CMC Regulatory Affairs Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium.





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