China Regulatory Compliance for Life Sciences

Robert J. Russell Instructor:
Robert J. Russell 
90 Minutes
Webinar ID: 501828

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Recorded Webinar
$199 One Attendee
$399 Corporate Recorded

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China's Life Sciences Compliance webinar will discuss the regulatory structure and requirements for compliance against China's NMPA regulations for Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Biologics and Combination Products.

Why you should Attend: China has been improving its' regulatory regime governing the food and pharmaceutical industry in recent years. By promulgating the amended GMP and amending GLP, GCP, GSP and other regulations, China will further align the country with international standards of practice. For manufacturers and distributors of drugs and medical devices in China, as well as importers, it will be important to pay close attention to the pace at which NMPA implements these changes.

This course specifically focuses on the overall regulatory compliance requirements and procedures for Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Biologics and Combination Products in China. The course will cover topics relating to pre-clinical and clinical requirements, as well as, addressing the structure of the regulatory agencies in China. Content will also include descriptions of the methods by which regulators in the NMPA process filings and registrations and what is expected in the authorization and dossier maintenance of licensed products.

Learning Objectives:

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the regulatory requirements, local challenges and important cultural aspects of working with the lifecycle of Life Science Products (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, combination products) as an importer into China. It will provide training on:

  • The Regulatory Structure in China.
  • Understanding the specific procedures for Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Biologics and Combination Products.
  • How to begin your company's involvement in China: local licenses, personnel and facilities required
  • Clinical Trials: Why China? NMPA's requirements, the Application Process, CRO Selection and Start-up.
  • The current key regulations affecting product development and your company's product pipeline.
  • Pricing establishment.
  • Understanding the local concerns and specific challenges in working with Chinese Regulatory Personnel.
  • Understanding the Local Culture: Realistic expectations, timing on reviews, effective strategies for adding China to your company's global market presence.
  • Information necessary for effective dossier preparation and how does one take an already approved CTD dossier and turn it into an acceptable submission package.
  • Strategies for streamlining the registration application process for faster approval.
  • Maintenance of Authorized Products: Variations & Amendments to Licenses.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Country Profile / Healthcare System
  • Key Country Information
  • Strategic Considerations: Why China? / Asia Structure / Hub Locations
  • Governmental & Regulatory Authorities / Agencies / Structure
  • Company Establishment; Licenses & Key Personnel
  • Partner Companies / Local Relationship Options
  • In-Country Operational Considerations; Importance of Local Distributors
  • Requirements to Conduct Clinical trials / Approvals / GCP
  • Licensing Products (Innovative Drugs, Generics / Similars, Orphan Drugs, Biologics / Vaccines, Medical Devices)
  • Variations and Amendments to Licenses
  • GMP and Inspections
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Price Establishment
  • Reimbursement
  • Import / Export / Customs Clearance
  • Taxes / Duties
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Vigilance Reporting / Post-Marketing Requirements
  • Patents & Trademarks
  • Local Customs / Cultural Issues / Establishing Business Relationships
  • Working with Local Agencies / Authorities
  • Conclusions

Who Will Benefit:
  • Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Global Business Development and General Management personnel whose responsibilities require knowledge of China's regulatory, quality and import / export requirements
  • Administrative staff responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory filings and overall GCP, GMP and GLP compliance requirements
  • Global business development and general management requiring an understanding of how regulations and compliance issues are culturally handled along with how best to consider China into one's Global Business Strategy.

Speaker Profile
Robert J. Russell is a Global Regulatory and CMC expert with 28 years of prior industry experience in international regulatory management and compliance, global business development and global supply chain management. Mr. Russell formerly held senior leadership positions, in these functional areas, at Dow Pharmaceuticals and Cordis-Dow Medical Devices.

His experience and knowledge span Healthcare Authority's requirements and regulatory processes across Life Science products. For the past 18 years, Bob has been President & CEO of RJR Consulting, Inc. The company assists the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries in understanding Regulations affecting compliance and in conducting product registrations with their clients in more than 95 countries. He holds a BS / MS in Chemistry."

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