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Form FDA 483 Response Best Practices Announced by the FDA

In Draft Guidance published this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Guidance for Industry – Processes and Practices Applicable to Bioresearch Monitoring Inspections, the Agency provides some wisdom on best practices for responding to Form FDA 483s, albeit in the context of its Bioresearch Monitoring (BIMO) program…

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Lawsuit Filed Challenging FDA Final Rule Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests

On May 29, 2024, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final rule concerning the regulatory status of laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”) under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”). As detailed in our prior analysis…

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2nd BCLT Advanced Life Sciences Institute

Rapid advancement in life sciences technologies has made keeping up with the legal implications more important than ever. Join the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for the 2nd BCLT Advanced Life Sciences Institute, where you will learn from the experts about cutting-edge issues impacting your life sciences practice. The…

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FDA Issues Final Rule on Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests

On April 29, 2024, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its final rule on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). This final ruling amends the FDA’s regulations to make explicit that in vitro diagnostic products (IVDs), including those manufactured by laboratories, are devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic…

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The European Parliament Adopts Position on the European Commission’s Proposal for the First Major Overhaul of the EU Medicines Regulatory Framework in 20 Years

In April 2023, we published an alert in relation to two European Commission legislative proposals: new Regulation 2023/0131 and new Directive 2023/0132, to replace the current EU regulatory framework for all medicines (including those for rare diseases and children). On April 10, 2024, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Commission’s legislative…

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Recap: Goodwin Rare Disease Symposium 2024

Goodwin’s Rare Disease Initiative hosted its Annual Rare Disease Symposium in Boston on March 13, 2024. Participants were invited to join for an afternoon of engaging and inspirational conversations led by Julie Tibbets, Matt Wetzel, and Danielle Lauzon, in addition to networking with peers in the rare disease community. The…

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A Look Ahead in Life Sciences: What We Are Tracking in Q2 2024 and Beyond

As the life sciences, medtech, and diagnostic industries continue to expand and grow increasingly complex, so does the legal, regulatory, and compliance landscape. To help companies and investors navigate the many evolving and emerging laws and regulations across pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics, and laboratory testing, our Life Sciences Regulatory…

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FDA’s Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) Final Rule Under OIRA Review; Subcommittee on Health to Hold Hearing on Regulation of Diagnostic Tests

On March 1, 2024, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”), Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), Executive Office of the President received the final version of FDA’s rule on regulation of laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”) for administrative review.  Having swiftly moved to OIRA review in under 5-months from…

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Master(ing) Protocols for Randomized Umbrella and Platform Trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance, “Master Protocols for Drug and Biological Product Development”, that echoes and builds on principles that the Agency previously set forth in guidance for COVID-19 master protocols (2019), master protocols in oncology (2022) and clinical trials for multiple versions…

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