Focus group meeting on bacteriophages as veterinary medicines

Date: 11/05/2023
Location: Online, 09:30-16:30 CEST (Amsterdam time)

Event summary

There is increasing interest in the use and promotion of bacteriophage therapy in particular because of its potential to reduce the use of antibiotics. Phage therapies are considered novel therapies under Regulation (EU) 2019/6 and therefore require marketing authorisation through the centralised procedure.

The Novel Therapies and Technologies Working Party (NTWP) has drafted a guideline on the quality, safety, and efficacy requirements for this product class. The guideline focuses on the establishment of a suitable regulatory framework for bacteriophage products to encourage development of these innovative therapies.

The Agency, in collaboration with the NTWP, is organising a Focus Group meeting on 11 May 2023, to discuss the draft bacteriophages guideline before the public consultation period ends on 31 May 2023.

Developers of bacteriophages technology are invited to express their interest in attending the Focus Group meeting via

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