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Regulatory Affairs: Orphan Drug Application - EU and US

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Program/Course ID: PRA02
Enrollment Period: 6 months.
Average Learning Time: ~90 minutes.
Additional Resources: Supplemental materials/activities.
Accredited Program: 1.5 CPD Credits.
Method of Training: Online / Self-paced eLearning.
Accessibility: 24/7 access to all program materials.
CPD Accredited TrainingCatalog: Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs.
Demonstration: Five (5) free trial courses are available.
Final Assessment: Multiple choice; unlimited attempts.
Certificate: PDF with validation code (See sample).
  Price: $145.00 USD  

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Training Program: Regulatory Affairs: Orphan Drug Application - EU and US
Training Provided By: Biopharma Institute

Schedule: Self-paced. Immediate access to training materials upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. Biopharma Institute Reviews

Medicines for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of rare diseases have become known as 'orphan drugs' because they are commercially unattractive. Development of such products is successfully encouraged through incentives offered by regulatory authorities. To qualify for important incentives, the sponsor of a drug must gain 'orphan designation' for its use in an indication. This course describes the requirements for orphan designation and how to apply for it in the USA and the European Economic Area.

The procedures for making an application are detailed, that includes the acquisition of protocol assistance and collection of supporting data. In Europe, the Centralized Procedure is now the mandatory method to gain authorization for marketing of orphan products. This class serves as a fully utilitarian reference tool to help stay informed as to the impact of the new regulatory requirements.

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Module overview - An outline of the module's scope and objectives, and notes on terminology.

Rare diseases and orphan drugs - Development of medicines for prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of rare diseases is commercially unattractive, so governments offer incentives to encourage it. In this session, we introduce the concept of orphan drug designation, discuss how it fits within a product development strategy, and identify some important sources of information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.

US designation - Legislation to encourage research and development of drugs for rare diseases was introduced first in the USA. In this session we describe the US legal framework for orphan drug designation and specify the incentives offered. We set out the criteria for orphan designation and how they should be satisfied. We list the contents of an application for designation and outline how to apply. Finally we identify the sponsor's obligations and options after designation.

European designation - In this session we describe the European Union's legal framework for orphan medicine designation and specify the incentives offered. We set out the criteria for orphan designation and how they should be satisfied. We specify the contents of an application for designation, describe how to apply, discuss the procedures for validation and evaluation of the application, and outline the provisions for appeal against refusal of designation. Finally we identify the sponsor's obligations and options after designation.

Assessment - Multiple-choice mastery assessment.


Who will benefit from this module? This module is intended primarily for regulatory affairs professionals. Staff inexperienced in regulatory affairs and compliance will find the module an invaluable introductory training course; more-experienced personnel will find it a useful reference tool. More generally, it will be of interest to all those involved in the development and registration of medicinal products. Objectives
  • Explain why and how governments encourage the development of medicines for rare human diseases, and identify important sources of information.
  • Specify incentives offered for the development of medicines for rare diseases in the USA and in Europe.
  • State the criteria for orphan drug designation in the USA and in Europe.
  • List the contents of an application for orphan designation in the USA and in Europe, describe how to make an application in each case, and outline the process of review by the regulatory authority.
  • Outline the sponsor's obligations and options after orphan designation in the USA and in Europe.

Regulatory Affairs: Orphan Drug Application - EU and US is included in the following professional certification programs:

Professional Certification Program:

International Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Professional Certification Program

Course ID: PRA00A1
Price: $1795.00 (USD) | Learn more

Professional Certification Program:

US Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Professional Certification Program

Course ID: PRA00B1
Price: $1295.00 (USD) | Learn more

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