US FDA Eyes Project Orbis-Type Approach For Cell And Gene Therapies
A process in which the FDA coordinates reviews with other regulators would allow for better leveraging of global patient populations with ultra-rare diseases and attract more commercial interest in a given disease area, CBER’s Peter Marks tells the Biopharma Congress. The biologics center also looks to apply the philosophy underlying the Real-Time Oncology Review program.
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