Month: April 2017

eCTD, EMA, Health Canada, Regulatory Update

Regulatory Updates: European Electronic Application Form and Health Canada eCTD Mandate

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation and Donald Palmer, Director Product Strategy A couple of announcements have been received from regulatory agencies impacting product application processes. European Electronic Application Form (eAF) First, EMA has updated the electronic Application Form (EAF). This is the interactive PDF form from which EMA extracts an XML representation of what your …

EMA, IDMP, SPOR, XEVMPD

Would you support IDMP that isn’t IDMP?

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy For the last few months – both at the January and March EU IDMP/SPOR Task Force Meetings, there has been debate about how to send IDMP data to agencies in Europe. Although the ISO standard specifies the HL7 SPL format, the initial iteration of EMA’s implementation is …

eCTD, eCTD 4, FDA

eCTD 4 — A Love/Hate Relationship

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy, ACUTA Don’t get me wrong: I definitely love eCTD 4 for all the things it’s been designed for. However, we’ve been working on it since 2005, and we’re still years away from its full implementation.  So, I thought I’d make a love and hate list to show …

ARCS, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, eCTD 4, FDA

eCTD – It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law

Joel Finkle, Director Regulatory Innovation & IDMP Strategy Note: This post appeared previously on LinkedIn.com Some of you have been following my writing for a few years; I’ve got a new home at Acuta. For others, this may be the first you’ve seen of my posts. I’ve been involved with electronic regulatory submissions since 1991 …