Category: EMA

ACUTA, ARIM, ARIM Publisher, eCTD, EMA, FDA

Lots of Regulatory Activity Going On

Welcome to another episode of Fun With RIM (kidding, this is the first one). Today’s topic: Just what is a Regulatory Activity? You’ll say to yourself, “I’m in Regulatory, and I do things, so those must be Regulatory Activities.” Not counting that 15 minutes to two hours that half the workforce spends every day on …

Brexit, EMA

What does Brexit mean for Pharmaceutical Companies?

The whole world is holding its breath to see whether Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, nicknamed “Brexit,” will have a “hard” landing – meaning a strict break with the European common market and open emigration – or a “soft” one, meaning that some parts of the treaty may be maintained. Theresa May, Prime Minister, …

ARIM Registrations, EMA, IDMP, XEVMPD

XEVMPD: Unpacking its impact on IDMP

Note: This article is not a commitment to features or capabilities of ACUTA products or services. When ACUTA added the Registration module to to ARIM version 3.0 in 2017, our expectation was that IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products, the ISO standards being implemented first in Europe) was imminent. Because of that, we expected it would …

ARIM Registrations, EMA, IDMP, SPOR

IDMPrimer #3: Building Blocks

So far in the first two primer posts I’ve described some over-arching concepts about the data that goes into IDMP, how it’s used, and where it comes from. Let’s start piecing things together and understand what an IDMP message would look like. I promise not to use XML for now – the HL7 Structured Product Language …

ARIM Publisher, eCTD, EMA, Regulatory Update

Regulatory Update: EMA eCTD Specifications 3.0.2 – Best Practices Limitation Corrected (even better practices!)

On April 6, 2017, EMA issued a new version of the eCTD specifications, version 3.0.2, 11 months after version 3.0.1. If you look at the EMA Website’s EU Module 1 page, it appears that nothing has happened: The same EU Regional DTD (the structure of the eCTD), and the same Implementation Guide are listed as …

eCTD, eCTD 4, EMA

eCTD 4 in Europe: Multiple Countries, Multiple Processes

For the first time in two years, EMA (there are enough acronyms here that it got distracting defining them all – see the table at the bottom) has updated their Implementation Guide for eCTD version 4, which is based on the HL7 RPS standard, and has been advanced through ICH Step 4, meaning that it’s OK …

EMA, IDMP, SPOR

IDMPrimer #2: EMA’s Operating Model

Last time, the subject was the overall data in IDMP (The ISO standard for Identification of Medicinal Products), and how it grouped into regulatory vs non-regulatory, and the description of the product itself versus what it’s authorized for. This lesson is about how all that data is going to be used, and how that influences …

ARIM Registrations, EMA, IDMP

IDMPrimer #1: The Four Quadrants of IDMP Data

Once upon a time, I’d written a number of lessons on IDMP – those are no longer easily available (hint: check out the Internet Archive, but come back here), and there have been changes, so let’s start from scratch. If you need a glossary of abbreviations below, please check out the April 25 blog post. …

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 …