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Wednesday, June 26 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
#388: Convergence of the Regulatory Pathways for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-707-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) include gene therapy, somatic-cell therapy, and tissue-engineered products. Collectively, these products are being developed in an evolving landscape and are associated with unique developmental challenges because of distinct manufacturing, clinical trial, and regulatory requirements. A 75-minute session is proposed facilitating the presentation and discussion of perspectives from several experienced regulatory agencies. An objective would be to provide a global overview of the various frameworks in place for the development of ATMPs, making note of ongoing and planned harmonization and cooperation projects.

This session will include collective short talks by CBER (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Health Canada, and possibly a representative from Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) on the nature and importance of regulatory convergence with ATMPs. This would be followed by a interactive session with the speaker panel and the audience.

Learning Objectives

Describe the regulatory pathway for advanced therapy medicinal products in various global regions.


Peter W. Marks, MD, PhD


EMA Update
Anthony Humphreys, MPharm

PMDA Update
Nobumasa Nakashima, PhD

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Peter Marks

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has worked in academic settings teaching... Read More →
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Anthony Humphreys

Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
He is the Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy Division (SciRS). He is responsible for providing leadership in the Agency in the areas of Scientific Committees Coordination and Regulatory Science Strategy in support of delivering the EMRN 2020 Strategy. He chairs... Read More →
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Nobumasa Nakashima

Associate Executive Director for International Programs and Asia Training Centre, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Nakashima holds the position of Associate Executive Director for International Programs and Asia Training Centre (ATC) at PMDA since January 2020. Before this position, he had joined MHLW in April 1992, where he worked as Director of Office of International Regulatory Affairs... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 6F San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA