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  • 07/06/2018

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    2018 Annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA)

    Enpr-EMA will hold its tenth annual workshop on 7-8 June 2018 at EMA. The workshop brings relevant stakeholders together to discuss requirements, barriers and opportunities for the conduct of high-quality clinical studies in children. The overall theme of this year’s workshop will be a ‘holistic approach to paediatric research’. Highlights of this year’s workshop include: i) short perspectives of the various stakeholders involved in paediatric research (patient/young people advisory groups, research networks, learned societies, national paediatric associations/societies, ethics committees, regulators, Health Technology Assessment bodies and industry); and ii) an interactive general discussion on how to avoid duplication of trials, how to improve communication, how to divide work between groups and on the challenges of clinical trials in (ultra) rare diseases. The following day is reserved for discussions among the members of Enpr-EMA. ... Read more

  • 26/10/2018

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    Info day for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): regulatory toolbox for medicines and combined devices developers

    The SME info day provides an update on regulatory affairs topics for developers of human medicines and combined devices. It covers subjects such as data exclusivity and market protection, orphan and paediatric rewards, legal basis for submission of a marketing authorisation application, conditional marketing authorisations and approvals under exceptional circumstances, classification of advanced therapies and EMA activities in relation to the new medical device legislation. An update on Brexit-related activities will also be provided at the end of the event. The 'Meet EMA' event will provide an opportunity for SMEs to engage with EMA staff from different departments to increase awareness of the range of support available at EMA. The event is open to companies that have been assigned SME status by EMA and to representatives of stakeholder organisations. It will be broadcast and recorded for interested parties to follow the proceedings. ... Read more

  • 08/06/2018

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    European network of paediatric research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA) Coordinating Group and networks meeting

    The 2018 face-to-face meeting of Enpr-EMA networks and coordinating members takes place after the annual open workshop on 8 June. The networks meeting will focus on the outcome of the 2018 annual workshop of the 7 June and the action plan for 2018/2019. ... Read more

  • 21/06/2018 - 22/06/2018

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    Workshop on the development of antimicrobial medicinal products for paediatric patients

    The European Medicines Agency, the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency and the United States' Food and Drug Administration are co-organising this workshop to discuss the development of antibiotics for children. This will provide an opportunity for international regulators to explore with medicine developers, clinicians and clinical trial investigators, clinical development plans that would allow for the timely development of antibiotics for children and discuss a regulatory pathway for their approval. Please send expressions of interest to attend the workshop by 6 June 2018. ... Read more

  • 20/04/2018

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    Brexit regulatory preparedness for veterinary medicinal products in the centralised procedure

    The European Medicines Agency is holding this meeting to inform veterinary companies on Brexit regulatory preparedness for centrally authorised products and address any specific questions they may have further to the publication of European Commission and EMA questions and answers document and EMA procedural guidance. This event is targeting small and medium enterprises’ needs (SMEs) and is also open to all companies and stakeholders developing veterinary medicinal products. ... Read more

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