Immuno-oncology updates in the virtual era – ASCO 2020

July 27, 2020

This year’s ASCO Annual Scientific Meeting took place between May 29-31, with the Education Program planned for August 8-10. Unlike previous...


New FDA Guidances for June 2020 and Upcoming Advisory Committee Meetings

July 5, 2020

By Sheila Plant, PhD, MHS, RAC, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs at CATO SMS    Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Development...


Are you ready for the new European clinical trial regulation?

June 29, 2020

The new European Clinical Trial Regulation (ECTR) will replace the 2001/20/EC Directive, the directive that currently describes how clinical trials should be conducted in...


Clinical Research Regulation in the Netherlands

June 15, 2020

Before the first human subject receives an investigational medicinal product, the clinical trial has to be approved according to applicable...


What’s New Health Canada?

May 7, 2020

By Alejandra Gomez Perez, M.Sc., Regulatory Affairs Associate What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate:...


Consideration for ongoing clinical trials: Ensuring Participant Safety and Adapting New Processes during COVID‑19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020

By Ashley Henderson, PhD, CATO SMS Scientist 1.0 INTRODUCTION The COVID‑19 pandemic has added an unprecedented set of challenges to...


Cancer, COVID-19, Continuity

April 29, 2020

The world is experiencing a major health care crisis. Thus far, over 2.5 million infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome...


Three blockbuster approved cancer drug launches expected in 2020

March 9, 2020

2019 has been an outstanding year for biotechnology companies developing anti-cancer drugs, as seen from the large number of approvals given by...


FDA & EMA Oncology Drugs and Diagnostics Recommended for Approval in 2019

January 16, 2020

2019 was a prolific year, yielding higher numbers of positive recommendations/approvalsthan 2018 for both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and...


Complicated Drug Product? FDA Releases New Draft Guidance on Instructions for Use to Help Sponsors Communicate Proper Use to the Patient

July 23, 2019

By Dieanira Erudaitius, Ph.D, Scientist This month, July 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new...