Biologics

14
Sep

Lachman OnCall™ GMP Teleconsulting – When you can’t wait to get going.

When you can’t wait for answers to your GMP questions, it’s time for Lachman OnCall™. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) understand you need advice right away. Lachman’s SMEs have the knowledge, experience, and skills to address your most urgent scientific, technology, and compliance-related questions, such as: “We had to shut down our sterile manufacturing plant […]

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01
Sep
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EUA for Vaccine – Slippery Slope or a Shot in the Dark

The FDA has backed away and revoked a number of Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) that it had issued in the past, including those for hydroxychloroquine and a multitude of less-than-accurate COVID‑19 tests.  By all accounts, there is a degree of trepidation in the scientific community that many of the Agency’s decisions regarding EUAs are being […]

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24
Aug

After Some Missteps on EUAs, FDA’s Action on Convalescent Plasma Has the Science Behind It

Clearly, the FDA has acted too early on Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for a few COVID-19 tests and products.  The flurry of revocations of EUAs for tests that were deemed not reliable have cause a sputter in the onset of testing ramp up.  Another specific example was the FDA’s EUA for hydroxychloroquine, which left many […]

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10
Jul
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Domestic Priority Inspections to Restart on July 20 – With Conditions

FDA announced a target date for the resumption of prioritized domestic facility inspections beginning on July 20, 2020.  The Full FDA announcement can be found here. FDA points out that they will be closely watching the trajectory of COVID-19 cases by area, as well as other logistical factors (i.e., public transportation) and will make decisions […]

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26
May

New Recommended PDE Limits for Three Solvents Proposed by ICH

Today, in the Federal Register pre-publication notice (here), “the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of draft recommendations for new permitted daily exposures (PDEs) for the residual solvents 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF), cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME), and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA).”  The recommendations are based on the testing parameters established for developing permitted […]

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27
Apr

FDA Launches Webpage on COVID-19-Related Guidance Documents for Industry, FDA Staff, and Other Stakeholders

FDA recently launched a comprehensive listing of COVID-19 related guidance documents, which can be found here.  Tracking all COVID 19 related documents can be daunting, as the content is being issued at a fast and furious rate, and this website will make that task a little less onerous. The list is filterable, sortable, and can […]

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27
Apr

Lachman COVID-19 Survey Provides Interesting Insights

Lachman Consultants recently conducted a survey of professionals working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other regulated sectors related to the greater life sciences industry with the goal of taking the “pulse” of the overall organizational and industry impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the survey can be found here. A few […]

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07
Apr

Regulatory Intelligence

How do companies keep up with the rapidly changing world of drug and device regulations?  Some companies have entire departments dedicated to these efforts.  Other companies have people doing it part-time, perhaps as an add-on to their primary jobs.  Some companies may not pay attention at all. Lachman offers a solution to this.  We develop […]

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25
Mar

Will the Crunch Be On?

On Tuesday March 24, 2020, Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India ordered an extensive lockdown of all of its 1.3 billion residents.  “There will be a total ban of coming out of your homes,’’ Mr. Modi said. “Every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown,’’ he said.  “If you can’t handle these 21 […]

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21
Mar

ADE Relief During Pandemic – But Only if You Need It!

The guidances related to this COVID 19 pandemic (and I guess in preparation for the next one) are flying off the printers at the Agency.  The FDA issued this Guidance directly with no public comment on March 20, 2020.  It takes into consideration the potential impact of the pandemic on staffing level that may interfere […]

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