Newsletter | November 5, 2019

11.05.19 -- FDA FY2018 Human Tissue & Cell Therapy Observations, Trends


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From The Editor

Greetings Cell & Gene readers,


A comprehensive GMP intelligence program includes monitoring of health authority enforcement actions, including FDA Form 483s, Establishment Inspection Reports, warning letters, recalls, import alerts, consent decree agreements, and EU reports of GMDP noncompliance. This article presents the most recent publication of GMP Human Tissue for Transplantation Form 483 observation data from the FDA.


I recently had an informative conversation with Dr. Jiwen Zhang, VP, regulatory affairs at Philadelphia-based Passage Bio, to gain a better understanding of what industry professionals should do to meet the sector’s ever-evolving requirements. Here’s part one of our conversation.


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