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February 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Comment Deadline: FDA Expedited Programs for Regenerative Medicine Therapies for Serious Conditions

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of and soliciting public comments on a draft document entitled “Expedited Programs for Regenerative Medicine Therapies for Serious Conditions; Draft Guidance for Industry.” The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide stakeholders engaged in the development of regenerative medicine therapies with FDA's current thinking on the expedited development and review of these products. The draft guidance describes the expedited programs available to sponsors of regenerative medicine therapies for serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions (referred to in the draft guidance as serious conditions), including those products designated as regenerative advanced therapies (which FDA refers to as “regenerative medicine advanced therapy” (RMAT) designation); describes how the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) will work with sponsors and encourage flexibility in clinical trial design to facilitate the development of data to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of regenerative medicine therapies being developed to address unmet medical needs in patients with serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions; and describes the opportunities for sponsors of regenerative medicine therapies to interact with CBER review staff.

Members of the public may submit comments at Regulations.gov or via the Postal Service. More information is available via the Federal Register notice.