Month: November 2017

Brexit, EMA

Brexit Update – Amsterdam Wins EMA Host City

As posted by the BBC, EMA has made their decisions on where to locate the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Agency, because of the need to relocate once Britain leaves the European Union (aka Brexit). Amsterdam will be the new host city for the EMA, with permanent office space becoming available around August …


The Old Equations

Credit M. Kemal

Especially because we now offer a Microsoft Word-based tool, ARID (ACUTA Regulatory Intelligent Documents) I thought it would be important to point out a recently discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Office.  The original Equation Editor — a 17-year-old component — has been shipped with all versions of Office since that point, and has been found to permit …

APT, ARCS, Software Release

I’m APT to be a little excited over version 4.0

The holidays came almost two months early for users of ACUTA PDF Tools (APT) as version 4 was released on October 31, 2017. With the new release, APT continues to evolve to work with new guidance, as well as features that improve publishing processes for Bio/Pharma companies using it to assemble their submission-ready documents. A key …


Six Months until Mandatory eCTD for INDs, DMFs at FDA

Almost seven months ago, I posted my first ACUTA blog entry on the FDA requirement for eCTD for all marketing applications, a little under a month before the May 5, 2017 deadline. The sky didn’t fall, companies didn’t fold for being unable to comply… and ARCS (ACUTA Clinical & Regulatory Services) helped numerous companies achieve …

ACUTA, ARCS, ARIM, Australia, eCTD, NeES

E-Submissions Looking Up Down Under

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) released updated guidance for both eCTD (electronic Common Technical Document) and NeES (Non-eCTD Electronic Submissions). Version 3.1 of the Australian regional eCTD specifications, and version 2.0 of the NeES specifications will be accepted starting January 1, 2018, and will be mandatory July 1, 2018. Because the eCTD and NeES are …