Some products represent uncharted territory for a regulatory agency. When this occurs, even the largest organizations can struggle when a seemingly small problem becomes a major roadblock. Check out our latest case study and see how an analytical approach from an independent lab cleared the way for this well-known product.
Help their client, a global drug and medical device manufacturer, gain approval of an antibacterial suture from the European Union Regulatory Agency.
The EU Agency had never reviewed such a product before.
The coating, considered a drug by the EU agency, had been approved years before…BUT the suture would have to be reviewed as a combination product.
The estimate the internal team submitted to generate the impurities data was a full 12 months.
Without the appropriate resources to provide answers within the shortened timeline, QUANTUM was asked to step in as the CRO of record and act as an extension of the client team to solve the missing data issues.
Using high-resolution GCMS with isotopic dilution, QUANTUM would compare the relative response of the natural impurity to its isotopic analog – to guide development of the appropriate analytical methods that would generate the requested data.
Since QUANTUM had previously supported the brand supplier of the API used in the suture coating, they had a much clearer idea of what kind of molecules could form trace impurities in the manufacturing process.
With the successful submission of the additional data, the client was able to receive final approval of the product.
The value of your CRO is not about speed or even the latest lab equipment – but about the advantage that an experienced and consultative ally brings to the process. The pressure in the industry to qualify and advance potential drug candidates into the pipeline is more complex and demanding than ever before. Is your lab up to the challenge?