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EMA 2017 annual report
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EMA/FDA analysis shows high degree of alignment in marketing application decisions between EU and US
EMA and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are aligned in more than 90% of marketing authorisation decisions for new medicines. This is one of the findings of a joint EMA/FDA analysis comparing decisions on 107 new medicine applications at...
EMA closed 15 August 2019
EMA is closed from 18:30 on Wednesday 14 August until 7:30 on Friday 16 August 2019. Outside of working hours and on public holidays, it is possible to call the product emergency hotline on +31(0)88 781 7600. Please note that this is an emergency...
Supporting medicine developers in generating quality data packages in early access approaches (PRIME and breakthrough therapies): workshop report published
EMA and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have published today a report on their joint workshop with stakeholders held on 26 November 2018. The aim of this workshop was to discuss scientific and regulatory approaches to address quality and...
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 22-25 July 2019
Five new medicines recommended for approval EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) recommended five medicines for approval at its July 2019 meeting. The Committee recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for Vitrakvi* (...
First ‘histology-independent’ treatment for solid tumours with a specific gene mutation
EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union for Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with solid tumours that display a Neurotrophic Tyrosine...
Paediatric Committee elects Koenraad Norga as its new chair
At its July 2019 meeting, EMA’s paediatric committee (PDCO) elected Koenraad Norga from Belgium as its new chair, for a three-year mandate starting in September. Professor Norga will replace Dr Dirk Mentzer who is retiring as PDCO Chair, having...
Events of interest
List itemFri 23 Mar23/03/2018 - 23/03/2018
European Union International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the identification of medicinal products (IDMP) / Substance, product, organisation and referential data (SPOR) task force meeting
The EU ISO IDMP / SPOR data task force is meeting representatives from EMA, national competent...
List itemFri 18 May18/05/2018 - 18/05/2018
Third industry stakeholder platform on research and development support
This third meeting between regulators and representatives of industry stakeholder organisations...
List itemThu 07 Jun07/06/2018 - 07/06/2018
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...
List itemFri 08 Jun08/06/2018 - 08/06/2018
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...