In this in-depth focus experts provide guidance on how to select starting materials for API’s and discuss how to specify exipients to reduce downstream regulatory burdens.
Approval of regulatory starting materials
There are significant interpretational differences between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s guidance on active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) starting materials. In this article, Dave Elder explores the ambiguity in guidance from both agencies and addresses why industry struggles to identify and justify starting materials that are likely to garner regulatory approval in both these territories.
Science and risk-based specification setting for excipients
Reducing unnecessary regulatory burden relating to excipients is important for any pharmaceutical manufacturer. In this article, Sunil Kumar Nataraj, Bastiaan Dickhoff and Kalyan Janjanam discuss a rational basis for controlling and specifying conflicting excipient attributes to avoid potentially tedious and complex regulatory processes.
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