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PDA EU00181 CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2023
Seville, Spain

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There has been a surge in clinical development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), also referred to as Cellular & Gene Therapy Products (CGTPs), both in the EU and the USA.

Many start-up companies, as well as large biopharmaceutical companies, are planning or have already entered manufacturing these cellular therapies or gene therapies (e.g., genetically engineered viral vectors, mRNA-lipid nanoparticles). While off to a slow start in market approval, the FDA has projected that by 2025 there could be up to 10-12 new ATMPs approved for the market each year.

While many CMC teams are familiar with the CMC regulatory compliance strategy for other biological products (e.g., monoclonal antibodies), they may not understand the significant differences and extra challenges in the CMC regulatory compliance strategy for ATMPs. These extra CMC challenges are due to the increased size and complexity of the nucleic acid-based biologics; the increased challenge in manufacturing of living biologic medicines (substantially manipulated patient cells, genetically engineered viruses and cells); and the limited size of the manufacturing runs (frequently patient-specific batches). This course will provide insights and practical guidance for the CMC teams to develop a cost-effective, risk-based CMC regulatory compliant strategy for the manufacture and control of ATMPs from first-in-human (FIH) clinical studies through market approval. The course emphasis will include the limited FDA and EMA CMC regulatory guidance. Real-world case examples of CMC regulatory compliance problems and delays affecting ATMPs will be discussed.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    9:00 Welcome and Introduction

    9:10 CMC Regulatory Compliance is Challenging for ATMPs

    • Discussion of the increasing diversity of ATMPs and their associated regulatory terminology
    • The FDA/EMA regulatory systems in place for ATMPs (IND → BLA; IMPD → MAA)

    10:30 Coffee Break

    11:00 CMC Regulatory Compliance Differences

    • Discussion of ATMPs being different from the existing biologic medicines
    • CMC regulatory compliance consequences due to those differences

    12:30 Lunch Break

    13:30 Risk-Managed CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy for ATMPs

    • Why a risk-managed approach to CMC regulatory compliance is absolutely necessary for ATMPs
    • How three interactive risk-based components protect patients – CMC, cGMPS, Quality System

    15:00 Coffee Break

    15:30 Recommended Risk-Based Approach for ATMPs

    • Introduction to the ‘Minimum CMC Regulatory Compliance Continuum'
    • Application to ATMPs: Quality by Design (QbD) – QTPP, CQA, CPP – and Quality Risk Management (QRM)

    17:00 End of Training Course Day 1

  • Tuesday, 12 September 2023

    9:00 Applied Risk-Based, Minimum CMC Regulatory Compliance Continuum for ATMPs

    • ATMP raw materials
    • ATMP starting materials

    10:30 Coffee Break

    11:00 Applied Risk-Based Minimum CMC Regulatory Compliance Continuum for ATMPs

    • ATMP upstream and downsream manufacturing processes for the API
    • ATMP formulation and drug product manufacturing processes

    12:30 Lunch Break

    13:30 Specific Challenging CMC Regulatory Compliance Issues for ATMPs

    • Level of manufacturing process control needed – need to identify CQAs sooner than later
    • CMC challenges in patient administration of drug product

    15:00 Coffee Break

    15:30 Challenges in Demonstrating Product Comparability After Changes

    • Demonstrating ATMP comparability after manufacturing process changes
    • Three risk-based considerations for this comparison

    17:00 End of Training Course


John Geigert
John Geigert
Biopharmaceutical Quality Solutions

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  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand how CMC Regulatory, cGMPS and Quality System interactively provide patient protection for the manufactured cell and gene therapy products
    2. Explain why a risk-based flexible approach is absolutely required for these advanced therapy medicines
    3. Discuss where it is appropriate and acceptable to apply a minimum CMC regulatory compliance continuum across the manufacturing of these products during clinical development
    4. Learn how to effectively manage product comparability for ATMP manufacturing process changes
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in the manufacturing, quality and GMP compliance of ATMPs during clinical stages of development.

    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Research and Development
    • Quality Compliance
    • Manufacturing
    • Quality Assurance Operations
    • Technical Operations
    • Training
    • Auditor/Inspector
    • Operator/Technician
    • Supervisor
    • Senior Manager
    • Engineer
    • Director

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Melia Lebreros

C. Luis de Morales, 2
Seville, Spain
Phone: +34 954 57 94 00

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    Melia Lebreros
    C. Luis de Morales, 2
    41018 Seville

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    The hotel is located in the heart of Seville, next to the Royal Alcazar and the Plaza de Espana including a 270 qm swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness area.

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