Archive for September, 2023


FDA Proposes Phased Approach to Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests

On September 29, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted and scheduled for publication its long-awaited proposed rule concerning FDA regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs).  If enacted, the proposed rule would amend the Agency’s regulations to make explicit that in vitro diagnostic products (IVDs) are devices under…

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Is it Biosimilar or Interchangeable? It Won’t Be Easy to Tell Under FDA’s Latest Draft Labeling Guidance

Last week, FDA released a draft guidance, “Labeling for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biosimilar Products” that—when finalized—will revise and replace its July 2018 final guidance, “Labeling for Biosimilar Products.”  FDA noted that this 2023 Draft Guidance reflects recommendations based on the “valuable experience about labeling considerations” that FDA has gained through…

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Modernizing the FDA’s 510(k) Program for Medical Devices: Selection of Predicate Devices and Use of Clinical Data in 510(k) Submissions

On September 6, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a trio of draft guidances in its efforts to “strengthen and modernize” the 510(k) Program and provide for more “predictability, consistency, and transparency” for the 510(k) premarket review process. In this post, we discuss the two new draft…

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UK’s Medicines Regulator Announces Guidance on the New International Recognition Procedure for the Approval of New Medicines from 1 January 2024

Background Earlier this year, the UK’s medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), announced that a new International Recognition Procedure (IRP) will be put in place for the approval of new medicines from 1 January 2024. On 4 September 2023, the MHRA announced the publication of detailed…

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PropSci Perspectives: Breakthrough Properties

The Goodwin Propsci team has partnered with several well-known companies for a short video series that explores what’s happening in the real estate life sciences industry. In our latest installment, Susie Harborth, Chief Business Officer at Breakthrough Properties, joins Nicole Riley for a thought-provoking discussion. Breakthrough Properties is a life sciences real estate development…

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