February 2020 – Clinical, regulatory and pharmacovigilance solution provider to the global life science industry Biomapas announced strategic growth in Warsaw. With offices located in Lithuania, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and now in Poland, Biomapas provides services in 60+ countries across 4 continents. As a functional and full outsourcing solution provider, with a new office in Central Europe Biomapas will strengthen its international team and geographical coverage of its services.
Regina Auskalniene, Head of Clinical Operations at Biomapas, was elected to lead Lithuanian Good Clinical Practice and Regulatory Affairs Association. The association unites middle size and global CROs in the Baltic countries and is focusing on creating the most efficient environment in Europe to deliver clinical trials. „Everyone in our association agrees that we can run much more clinical trials in the Baltic states, thus creating an attractive place for clinical research in the future,” said Regina Auskalniene.
The trend of outsourcing continues to grow in the life science industry. Global regulatory affairs outsourcing market was valued at US $5.7 billion in 2018, and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 11.9% over the period to 2026. Regulatory affairs outsourcing may vary in extent (from stand-alone service to full-scope solution), length (project based or long-term partnership with selected vendor), model (insourcing a dedicated expert for specific project or functional service provision), etc.
Occasionally we see the information of a safety signal for medical product, but what does it really mean? We can describe the safety signal as an indication for new and significant safety-related data for a marketed product. The new data could indicate a new potentially causal association between an adverse event, beneficial response and a medical product, or a new aspect of causal association that was previously known. Usually, a signal will be relevant for all products with the same active ingredient, including the combination products. Further, let’s look more at the main steps of the safety signal management.
In the process of marketing authorization, competent authorities classify medicinal products as the subject or not-subject to medical prescription. However, the classification of medicinal products can be reevaluated and changed via a regulated procedure. When considering a switch, many factors like characteristics of market and population, local policies, advertising, confidence in regulatory authorities and other, influence the outcome. Though, the safety of patients has the highest priority. So, what questions should you ask?
Russia is a very perspective country for international clinical trial conduction. The first international clinical trial was set up in Russia about 20 years ago only, and from than country kept a great potential for market development. In 2018 health authorities (HAs) approved 653 clinical trials (CT) in Russian Federation, less in overall numbers compared to the same indicator from 2016 – 898 approved CTs. However, this decrease was observed across all types of clinical trials except for international multicentre clinical trials (IMCT).
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.
Ramune Rukiene joined Biomapas as Director Regulatory Affairs to further strengthen continued growth and geographic extension of Biomapas. Ramune will play an important role by leading regulatory activities, ensuring highest service quality and maximizing the efficiency of medicinal and veterinary product placement into the market. Furthermore, Ramune will work together with the management team to set a regulatory affairs strategy and to deliver unmatched service experience and quality in the market.