FDA's New Guidelines Impacting Clinical Trials and Gene Therapy | Cromos Pharma

FDA’s Comprehensive New Guidelines Impacting Clinical Trials and Gene Therapy

The FDA has released a significant update affecting several areas, including modified plants, animals, microorganisms, human drugs, biologics, medical devices, and cross-cutting issues. They have developed a comprehensive plan to streamline and clarify regulations and oversight for biotechnology products. Of particular interest to us is the guidance related to clinical trials, focusing on human genome editing products.

Here’s a detailed look at the changes:

Human Gene Therapy Products Incorporating Human Genome Editing

  • Finalized in January 2024, this guidance focuses on the development and licensure of human genome editing products. It includes safety and quality assessment recommendations to mitigate risks like off-target editing. The products covered include nucleic acids, genetically modified microorganisms, and ex vivo genetically modified human cells.

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Platform Technology Designation Program

  • To be implemented under Section 2503 of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, this program allows for expedited development of subsequent applications using designated platform technologies. It aims to facilitate early interactions with sponsors and provide timely advice during the development process.

CAR T Cell Products Guidance

  • Also finalized in January 2024, this provides specific recommendations for Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell products. It covers chemistry, manufacturing, controls (CMC), pharmacology, toxicology, and clinical study design for cancer indications.

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Updated Guidance on Potency Assurance for Cellular and Gene Therapy (CGT) Products

  • Revised in December 2023, this document updates recommendations for potency assays and suggests a comprehensive quality risk management approach. This ensures the potency of CGT products through various complementary methods.

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