Risk-based Approach to Combination Products Advocated to Improve Communications with Regulators and Streamline Filing

A risk-based approach could clarify and simplify the regulatory pathway for combination products, Lilly CMC Regulatory Affairs Principle Consultant LeAnn Chambers maintained at a DIA CMC Workshop in February.

At the workshop, Chambers presented a model for how this risk-based approach could be applied to help manufacturers of these complex products chart a course through the maze of regulatory rules and standards that relate to them and avoid unnecessary constraints and work.

“When communicating about your combination product with the authorities,” she suggested, “I think there is a way that a risk-based approach can be used to understand the combination better and…set the stage for defining what data needs to be collected.”

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