Biopharmaceuticals are being developed by many companies whose Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) teams have varying degrees of familiarity or experience with the regulatory requirements for these challenging products. Companies clearly understand the critical importance of their human clinical study strategy, but frequently, the development of a strategy for Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) is an afterthought. Add the frequent lack of CMC regulatory compliance experience in some companies, coupled with the complexity of the biological manufacturing processes and products, and this can be a recipe for disaster.
This course will provide insights and practical guidance for the CMC teams to develop an acceptable cost-effective CMC regulatory compliance strategy for biopharmaceuticals from early clinical stage development through market approval. The course emphasis will include FDA, EMA and ICH guidance.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed specifically for those involved in or interested in the manufacture and control and CMC regulatory issues of biopharmaceuticals, including Senior Management, Directors and Managers/Supervisors, QA/ QC, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and Process Development personnel.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the importance and underlying principles of an effective CMC regulatory strategy for biopharmaceuticals to move your products through clinical development into the marketplace
- Explain the importance and underlying principles for CMC regulatory compliance of biopharmaceuticals and how this leads regulatory agencies to have different CMC regulatory requirements for biotech products compared to pharmaceuticals of chemical origin.
John Geigert, PhD, BioPharmaceutical Quality
John Geigert is President of BioPharmaceutical Quality Solutions, which for the last 15 years has specialized in providing CMC regulatory strategy consulting for the biopharmaceutical industry. He has over 40 years of CMC industrial experience and leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has held senior management positions as Vice President of Quality at both IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation in San Diego and Immunex Corporation in Seattle, and he was Director of Product Development at Cetus Corporation in Berkeley. At these companies, he helped lead the CMC efforts to obtain regulatory approvals for 6 biopharmaceutical products now commercially available in the U.S. and in Europe. John Geigert has served on the PDA Board of Directors, currently chairs the PDA Biopharmaceutical Advisory Board, and has served as an expert member of the USP Biotechnology Committee. He is the author of the book The Challenge of CMC Regulatory Compliance for Biopharmaceuticals and Other Biologics 2nd Edition, and has written extensively for RAPS Focus (What Senior Management Needs to Know About CMC Regulatory Compliance for Biotech Products (Aug-Nov 2009, 4-part series)), Demystifying CMC Regulatory Strategy (Sept 2011-Mar 2012, 4-part series). John Geigert obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Washington State University and his Ph.D. degree in Organic/Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University.