Drug Development Process – From Discovery to Marketing

Drug Development Process - From Discovery to Marketing


This webinar will provide a clinical and regulatory perspectives on requirements to take a new drug from research to market.

We will begin by reviewing the contents of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application, and then follow the process of an IND submission. Next, the contents and approval process of an NDA submission will be discussed. This seminar will also provide a foundation for those who require an understanding of the FDA new drug approval process, and familiarize the attendees with the regulatory landscape in which INDs and NDAs are developed and approved.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • High level overview of the FDA approval process for a new drug
  • What is an IND? Identify the key contents of an IND
  • What is an NDA? Identify the contents of an NDA
  • The FDA IND and NDA review process
  • Discovery stage
  • Preclinical Testing
  • IND Application
  • Clinical Trials
  • Phases I to IV
  • NDA
  • High-level description of medical device process

Who Will Benefit:

  • CRAs
  • CRCs
  • Nurses
  • Clinical Trials Associates
  • Regulatory Affairs

Speaker Profile

Fatuga is a social-entrepreneur who is actively engaged in three primary roles/companies: (a) founder/president of Caligeo Clinical OneVision; (b) founder/CEO of Caligeo Clinical CRO; and (c) founder/Executive Director of Atlanta Premier SMO. His professional passion lies in promoting clinical trial opportunities in emerging markets (especially in Africa, the Caribbean, East Asia, and Latin America) and among under-represented population (in the USA). He recently completed his MBA degree from Emory University/Goizueta Business School with a focus on Entrepreneurial ship/Organizational Behavior & Management. He received his M.Sc. in Drug Regulatory Affairs and Health Policies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and BS degree in Neuroscience from Brown University. He has more than 15 years of experience in the clinical research industry. Fatuga began his clinical research career as a study coordinator at Brown University. Since then, he has had leadership opportunities as Clinical Team Manager, Project Lead, QA/QC Manager, Lead CRA, CRA Consultant, Medical Research Associate, and CRA Specialist in a variety of companies such as central imaging facility, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Fatuga is currently certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Clinical Research Associate (CCRA). He is an active member of the International GCP Training Advisory Board for the Association of Good Clinical Practices in Nigeria (AGCPN) and also a member of Nigerian Association of Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA). Fatuga is also a member of the International Committee/Leadership Team of the National Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Association (NBPA) which is a US based organization functioning in collaborative efforts to discuss challenges and opportunities of conducting clinical trials with diverse communities as well as addressing the disparity issues in the clinical trial industry.

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Orphan Drugs in the European Union

Rules concerning orphan drugs in the European Union are largely inspired by those concerning orphan drugs in the US. Orphan drugs in the European Union are based on and built on the same premise, namely offering support to pharmaceutical companies that manufacture drugs to treat rare diseases.

Regulations on orphan drugs in the European Union

The European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) has made regulations for the conduct of orphan drugs in the European Union. The whole set of regulations was built on the need for developing rare drugs and making them available at the most affordable cost and in the quickest possible time for the patient.

January 1, 1995 can be considered the date from which rule concerning orphan drugs in the European Union came into existence across the board in the European Union. Till then, the EU was in the process of synchronizing and unifying the fragmented laws on orphan drugs in the European Union across its many countries. From this date, the rules for orphan drugs in the European Union have been uniform across the bloc.

Regulation n° 141/2000

Regulation n° 141/2000 was the first and most important regulation that the EU passed as part of regulation of orphan drugs in the European Union. Passed by the European Parliament in December 1999; its salient features include the following:

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