PV legislation introduced by the European Commission in 2012 and GVP guidelines together with local requirements committed each MAH to perform literature review in countries where their products are present. Compliance with mandatory requirements and guidelines is not always a simple task when local requirements and specifics come along. In this article, we will take a closer look at these challenges and specifics for local literature surveillance in different regions as EU, CIS and LATAM.
On 29th March 2017 UK submitted the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU. This means that UK will become a ‘third country’ from 30th March’19. Even though leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority, UK drug agency is publishing a series of guidance documents for industry and other stakeholders covering the proposed arrangements for the regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials, if UK leaves EU with no deal.
The interest of pharmaceutical companies in expanding business across CIS region has been constantly growing. For the same reason, Biomapas has expanded presence and now covers the whole CIS region, providing core services: clinical research, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance.
Associate Director Business Development Egle Pavyde, shares some thoughts about region peculiarities, recent legislation changes and Biomapas experience providing RA and PV services in CIS.
Compliance with high quality standards is a non-negotiable performance parameter in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. During 2016, Biomapas was re-certified according to the newest ISO 9001 standard version. Moreover, at the beginning of 2017, ISO 13485 implementation into BIOMAPAS Quality Management System was initiated. We discussed the influence of current changes to the whole company and its quality management with Egidija Pauriene, MD, Quality Assurance Director.
Biomapas currently covers 64 countries across Europe, CIS and MENA regions. Being able to provide clinical trial, regulatory affairs, medical writing and vigilance solutions to all of these countries requires us to have a large repertoire of native speakers on staff.
Since providing top quality work to our customers has always been of paramount importance for Biomapas, we needed a way to ensure document accuracy, and therefore decided to look at proofreading software to help us maintain quality.
The United Kingdom (UK) submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU). This means that the United Kingdom will become a ‘third country’ from 30 March 2019.
According to Directive 2001/83/EC the reference member state (RMS) must be a member of the EU. As a result the RMS role in Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures (MRP/DCP) must be transferred to an EU country.
A new challenge is about to be faced by the MAHs of medicinal products. Since online tools are becoming a bigger part of our daily lives, the competent authorities are also moving forward step by step. 1st Jan 2018, the European Medicines Agency will require that all regulatory submissions for medicinal products authorized via Decentralized or Mutual Recognition Procedure will be provided in eCTD format.
World Tuberculosis Day is commemorated every year on 24th March to raise awareness of tuberculosis, which is still causing death of nearly 1.5 million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It marks the day in 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. In comparison to other infectious diseases caused by a single infectious agent, tuberculosis is the second biggest killer worldwide.
Biomapas has recently announced the opening of a new office in Stockholm, Sweden. This new location strengthens Biomapas’ presence in the Nordic countries and further accommodates the rapid growth of the company.
The expansion into the Nordics is in direct response to demand from Biomapas clients seeking local Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance support. The company already has offices in Switzerland, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine.