Perfectus Biomed generate data for global regulatory submissions.
Our UKAS-accredited, GLP-compliant laboratory offers in vitro, pre-clinical testing to generate data for global regulatory submissions, including but not limited to; Medical Device Regulation (MDR), FDA 510(k) submissions, New Drug Applications (NDAs), Pre IND/IND applications and Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).
EU Medical Device Regulation;
In May 2017, the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR 2017/745) entered into force. The EU MDR applies to all manufacturers selling medical devices within Europe and requires that all technical documentation and processes be updated by May 2020. The regulation requires inspection of technical documentation, clinical evaluation and traceability of devices through the supply chain. The new MDR includes a new risk classification system for in vitro diagnostic medical devices in line with international guidance.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration require 510(k) premarket submissions for new devices that are not subject to Pre Market Approval (PMA). The submission demonstrates that a device to be marketed is at least as safe and effective as a legally marketed device. A 510(k) submission is required when:
- Commercial distribution of a new device is occurring for the first time.
- There is a change/modification to an existing legally marketed device that may affect its safety or effectiveness.
Investigational New Drug (IND) application;
Drug manufacturing companies are required by law to submit their drug through an approved marketing application prior to distributing the drug. However, as the drug will need to be sent to clinical investigators state-wide, companies can apply for the IND application to obtain exemption by the FDA from that legal requirement. IND applications can fall under commercial or research categories.
Pre-Investigational New Drug (Pre-IND) Consultation Program:
The FDA’s Pre-IND Consultation Program aims to facilitate early communications in order to receive guidance from the FDA prior to submitting an IND application. Pre-IND advice may be obtained with regards to issues relating to data required in support of the safety and efficacy of a new drug.
New Drug Applications (NDAs);
505(b)(1): This regulatory pathway is used to obtain FDA approval of a new drug whose active ingredients have not previously been approved. This submission requires both clinical and non-clinical data to prove the product’s safety and efficacy.
505(b)(2): This regulatory pathway is used to obtain FDA approval of a new drug. With this submission, the product will contain active ingredients to a previously approved drug, and so the submission can, in part, rely on the safety and efficacy data related to a similar product.
Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR (EU) 528/2012);
Biocidal products require authorisation from ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) prior to being placed onto the market, and the active ingredient within that product must be previously approved. The BPR replaces the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) and relates to the use of biocidal products used to protect against harmful organisms. The new EU BPR introduces amendments that will affect the marketing of biocidal products, including an option for businesses to apply for a single authorisation of a biocidal product across the European Union.
Further information can be found on the ECHA website.
Perfectus Biomed offer GLP-compliant, UKAS-accredited in vitro testing to provide the data required to support products through global regulatory processes. Our expertise and knowledge are fundamental to the services we provide. Please get in touch for further information.
Our library of test organisms includes:
Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA)
Other- please ask.
We can use the PMM to test for bacterial adhesion to and host cell toxicity of experimental devices.
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Since much of the human genital tract is composed of mucosal tissue, the PMM can be used for predictive preclinical testing of compounds or products related to urogenital health.
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Inflammation and Biocompatibility
The PMM offers a unique way to investigate inflammatory cytokine concentrations in a cost-effective manner. We can perform ELISAs and multiplex assays to determine whether experimental compounds are pro- or anti-inflammatory.
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Mucosal tissue is an ideal environment for microbial growth, making the PMM an excellent application for testing the efficacy of products to treat infectious disease pathogens. We can test for efficacy against planktonic and biofilm infections with this model.
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