The market for orphan drug products continues to expand and developing new treatments for rare diseases is becoming an increasingly important growth area for many pharmaceutical companies. This interest in rare and orphan diseases is linked not only to the incentives offered by the different regulatory authorities but also to the recent development of advanced therapies.
The interactive course will cover all the key aspects of orphan drug legislation in both the US and EU and the regulatory processes designed to enable early access to innovative medicines. The programme will help you to assess the strategic considerations of when to apply for orphan designation and to which agency and look at the development of advanced therapies and using orphan drug designation with your ATMP strategy.
A case study session on how to prepare and manage an orphan drug submission will consolidate learning and ensure that you leave the event with practical skills and knowledge that can be put to use in the workplace. The course will allow you not only to learn from our expert trainer but also to share the experiences of other delegates.Benefits of attending:
This event will be particularly relevant to regulatory affairs professionals who are involved in orphan drug submissions. It will also be of interest to those working in rare diseases who would benefit from an overview of orphan drug designation.
Practical case study session on obtaining orphan drug designationOrphan drugs and ATMPs
Andrew Willis is an independent consultant providing expert advice and training on global regulatory solutions and pharmaceutical development. Previously, he worked for Catalent Pharma Solutions as VP Regulatory Affairs & Consulting Services, where he was head of a team of internal and external regulatory affairs consultants.
He qualified as a Chemist from the University of Glamorgan, after which he furthered his understanding of pharmaceutical development, working as a research chemist with Parke Davis. He had 10 years manufacturing and analytical experience prior to entering regulatory affairs as a Senior Executive Officer with responsibility for submission of European MAAs and project management of development programs. He has over 30 years’ pharmaceutical experience with extensive knowledge in the development and manufacture of sterile, solid oral, inhalation, topical and biotech pharmaceutical products. These experiences have allowed knowledge of many biotech products requirements with experiences of growth hormones and multiple cancer treatments, including development and clinical registration of the first genetically modified live bacterium for such treatment.
He has extensive experience of major European and US regulatory projects, in the clinical and marketing authorisation stages, and has significant experience in coordinating and managing meetings with European and US Health Authorities.