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FDA and EMA regulatory updates / Fireside chat during the 4th AMR Conference

Dear All (lots and lots of wonkish detail here, be sure your blood caffeine level is adequate!), During the 24-28 Aug 2020 BEAM Alliance-sponsored AMR Conference (go here or see below my signature for more), I had the opportunity on 27 August to chat with Sumati Nambiar (FDA) and Marco Cavaleri (EMA) about ongoing regulatory activities. The

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FDA workshop: Insights on inhaled antifungals and antibacterials

Dear All (wonkish alert … coffee up!), FDA held a workshop on 25 Sep 2020 on development of inhaled antifungal (AF) therapies with a focus on (i) therapies for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS), (ii) prophylaxis in lung transplantation, and (iii) adjunct therapy in invasive fungal lung infections (link to

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18-19 Nov 2019 FDA-IDSA-NIH-Pew Workshop: Enhancing Antibacterial Trials in the US

Dear All, Long note alert: Set aside at least 30 minutes for this one … there’s a lot of important material here. Last week’s workshop entitled “Enhancing the Clinical Trial Enterprise for Antibacterial Drug Development in the United States” was an unusual and unusually instructive meeting. You can go here for the meeting materials but as there are

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FDA workshop on complex innovative trial designs / WHO consultancy

Dear All, First up today is a very interesting new workshop from FDA on 1-2 Sep entitled “Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics (ADEPT 7) Complex Innovative Trial Design.” In brief: “The Complex Innovative Trial Design Pilot Meeting Program (CID Program) facilitates and advances the use of complex and innovative trial designs that have the potential

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Final FDA LPAD guidance: Same substance, useful clarifications

Dear All, FDA have released the final version of their LPAD (Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs, really should be LPPAAAD) guidance. You can get it here. I have generated a comparison with the Jul 2018 draft version that you can get here. As a reminder, the central concept of the LPPAAAD pathway

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FDA analysis of 40-years of antibacterial development: Dheman et al.

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), Just out in CID is a paper in which FDA analyzes trends in antibacterial development from 1980-2019. To fully appreciate this paper, you need to look both at it and three other papers: FDA’s paper (https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa859): Dheman N, Mahoney N, Cox EM, Farley

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FDA AdComm #2 on inhaled ciprofloxacin (11 Jan 2018); IMI Call for AMR diagnostics (28 Feb 2018 deadline)

Dear All: Two new events on the near-term horizon. First, FDA has announced an Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee for 11 Jan 2018  (and materials from the meeting can now be found here). Per the FR notice, this AMDAC will cover Aradigm’s inhaled ciprofloxacin for non-CF bronchiectasis and is almost certainly a discussion of the results Aradigm’s ORBIT-3

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Updates from EMA, FDA, and UK NICE at the 6-8 Sep 2017 ASM-ESCMID Antibiotic Development Conference

Dear All: On Wednesday 6 Sep at the ASM-ESCMID Conference on Antibacterial Development, we heard 3 superb back-to-back talks on the evolving regulatory and health technology assessment (HTA) landscape. The speakers (Marco Cavaleri, PhD, Head of Anti-Infectives and Vaccines, EMA; Sumati Nambiar, MD, Director, Division of Anti-infective Products, FDA; and Colm Leonard, MD, Consultant Clinical Adviser,

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