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UPDATE: Current State of US FDA’s Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) Validation and Review Software Procurement and Implementation

We would like to provide our customers and the industry with an update on the status of LORENZ’ implementation of LORENZ docuBridge, eValidator, and Automator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

(Please click here to read our previous blogpost including a timeline of events from 1 July 2016 – 30 May 2017.)

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Current State of US FDA’s Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) Validation and Review Software Procurement and Implementation

We at LORENZ have been receiving an increasing number of emails and phone calls from our customers and partners concerning the current state of the project implementing LORENZ docuBridge, eValidator, and Automator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In order to clarify the chain of events and alleviate any concerns, we are outlining below a timeline of events we hope will be helpful.

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US FDA Previews Future Direction of Electronic Submissions Programs

Jared Lantzy, Manager Global Regulatory Agencies and Processes at LORENZ Life Sciences Group, compiled a short summary of current and future technology initiatives at FDA presented at the 2016 DIA RSIDM.

Brad Wintermute, the Deputy CIO and Director of the Office of Technology and Delivery at FDA, opened the 2016 DIA Regulatory Submissions, Information, and Document Management Forum (DIA RSIDM) on Monday, February 8, 2016 by outlining current and future technology initiatives at the agency. It is very refreshing to see agency leadership not only paying attention to electronic submissions programs but identifying these programs as priorities essential to FDA’s mission.
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eSubmissions in Australia

Kent  BriggsThe presentation “eSubmissions in Australia” was given by Kent Briggs, Lead Senior Consultant at LORENZ Life Sciences Group, at LORENZ userBridge.14 in Milan, Italy.

In September, I presented the status of eSubmissions in Australia on behalf of the TGA. Since then, the TGA has been busy ensuring a quick and successful implementation of eCTD and setting the foundation for electronic review across all formats.

From the beginning, the TGA “pilot” was kept open allowing anyone to take part that expressed interest. As a result, the first eCTD applications began arriving in October and the first lifecycle sequences in the early parts of 2015.

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