Pharmacokinetic and clinical evaluation of modified-release dosage forms

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Reference numberEMA/CPMP/EWP/280/96 Corr. 1
Published27/11/2014
Effective from01/06/2015
KeywordsModified release, prolonged release, delayed release, transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS), bioequivalence, pharmacokinetics, biowaiver, in vitro dissolution, generics, oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous
DescriptionThis document defines the studies necessary to investigate the efficacy, safety, biopharmaceutic and pharmacokinetic properties of modified release formulations following oral, intramuscular and subcutaneous administration and transdermal dosage forms in man. It aims to set out general principles for designing, conducting and evaluating such studies. The overview of comments would be soon available on this page.


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PDF iconConcept paper

In operation: 01/06/2015–present


Published: 15/03/2013


Published: 08/06/2010

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