PharmaFORUM Webcast Biologics

Our biotech experts will provide you with the latest information on issues related to development, quality and regulatory affairs of biologics every month in a two-hour webcast, in particular with regard to CMC.

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Programm 2023

Regulatory requirements for combinations of drugs and devices
  • Legal framework
  • Types of combinations of drugs and devices
  • Requirements for the quality documentation in the CTD
  • Case studies

12 January 2023, 10:00 CET
Dr Katrin Buss
MINISTERIAL DECISION ON THE TRIPS AGREEMENT relating to the use of the subject matter of a patent required for the production and supply of COVID-19 vaccines (June 2022)
  • What is a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines?
  • How is it implemented in the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of IP Rights (TRIPS)?
  • What are the consequences?

23 February 2023, 14:00 CET
Jürgen Schneider
Human antibodies – Case studies: What kind of supporting (non-)clinical data is required for CMC changes to
  • manufacturing and testing sites
  • cell banks
  • the manufacturing process
  • analytical methods and specifications
  • the drug product formulation and/or presentation
  • the delivery device (in case of integral drug-device combinations)?
21 March 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Sonja Matt
Questions at the interface of CMC and non-clinics: How to contribute to successful non-clinical drug development

  • “The product is the process”: characterization of the product and its impact on non-clinical drug development
  • Test item requirements for non-clinical studies
  • Formulation analytics for GLP studies


25 April 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Alexandra Günzl 
First-in-human (FIH) clinical trial applications and INDs for ATMPs: special considerations

  • Structure and timing of the application(s): tricks and tips to simplify
  • Interface between the IB and other parts of the dossier and what to include and what not to include
  • Special documents, such as pharmacy Manual, Surgery Manual
  • Special considerations, such as HTA involvement, GMO licenses, potency assays, long-term follow-up (LTFU)  
17 May 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr. Christopher Mann
Filing for a BLA vs MAA application with focus on the CMC requirements
  • Regulatory landscape: Authorities and regulations
  • Specific CMC requirements: Documentation to be included in the global dossier (comparison BLA vs. MAA)
  • Practical experiences from industry perspective (e. g. Transfer Topics)
  • the delivery device (in case of integral drug-device combinations)?



15 June 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Christina Juli
Non-clinical aspects of RNA-based drug development
  • Classification of RNA-based drugs and impact on non-clinical program
  • "Standard" non-clinical programs for different RNA-based drugs, focused on safety evaluation
  • Class-specific considerations: known risks
  • Examples






19 July 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr. Anika Schröter
Marketing Authorisation in Brazil with a focus on CMC
  • General requirements and additional quality data to be generated
  • Documentation to be included in the dossier in context of CTA, MAA/BLA and post-approval changes
  • Practical experiences from industry perspective




10 August 2023, 14:00 CET
Ana Terra Dos Santos Macedo
The new Clinical Trial Regulation and the Go-Live of Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS)
  • Challenges & learning curve from the past 1,5 years
  • Experiences from industry perspective: Special use cases & practical examples
    • Managing Quality IMPD & sIMPD
    • Differentiation of public/restricted area
    • How to deal with response to HA questions
  • How industry could leverage from the usage of CTIS

19 September 2023, 14:00 CET
Katharina Mayer
Advantages and disadvantages of different approval procedures (MRP/DCP/CP)
  • How the different procedures work: Timelines and specificities
  • Aspects to consider on choosing the best authorisation procedure for your product
  • Efficiently preparing the procedure

12 October 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Andreas Bonertz
Hospital exemption in the initial application and regulatory context
  • What is the EU Commission planning?
  • Procedure for obtaining a hospital exemption in Germany
  • Hospital exemption in the German reimbursement complex






9 November 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Alexander Natz
CMC requirements for Gene Therapy Medicinal Products: US and EU jurisdiction
  • Vector design
  • Ex-vivo/in-vivo gene therapy
  • Genome editing
  • Drug substance and product manufacture
  • Safety testing, adventitious agents








14 December 2023, 14:00 CET
Dr Ralf Hess

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