PRIME supports developers of medicines addressing an unmet medical need or which may bring major therapeutic advantage to patient with enhanced interaction and early dialogue to optimize the development of eligible medicines, improving clinical trial designs and speed up their evaluation and contribute to timely patients’ access. PRIME builds on the existing regulatory framework and tools already available such as scientific advice and accelerated assessment.

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FDA Expedited Program for serious conditions – Breakthrough Therapy Designation

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Breakthrough Therapy DesignationRegulatory AffairsEarly Access SupportRegulatory AdviceExpedited Programme

Process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs intended to treat a serious condition AND preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over available therapy on a clinically significant endpoint(s).

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Interaction of the stakeholders and multilateral education at an early stage of development will facilitate drug development (e.g. ensuring outcome measures for clinical trials are developed that are meaningful for patients, are acceptable to the regulators, and are acceptable to payers)

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INTERACT Meetings (Initial Targeted Engagement for Regulatory Advice on CBER products)

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Regulatory AffairsEarly Access SupportScientific AdviceRegulatory AdviceTargeted Engagement for Regulatory AdviceDrug Development Advice

Through a CBER Initial Targeted Engagement for Regulatory Advice on CBER producTs (INTERACT) meeting, sponsors can obtain initial, nonbinding advice from FDA regarding chemistry, manufacturing and controls, pharmacology/Toxicology, and/or clinical aspects of the development program

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have a program to provide parallel scientific advice (PSA) to sponsors. The goal of the PSA program is to provide a mechanism for EMA assessors and FDA reviewers to concurrently exchange with sponsors their views on scientific issues during the development phase of new medicinal products (i.e., new human drugs and Biologics).

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