Borderline issues arise when the regulatory classification of a product, for example, as a medicine, a medical device or a food supplement, is unclear. Uncertainty about the regulatory status of a product under development, and consequently uncertainty as to what legal rules need to be followed, can have immense consequences for developers and innovators. To
Anna Wawrzyniak is a senior scientific and regulatory advisor in the Life Sciences team. As a non-lawyer with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, Anna provides detailed scientific and regulatory advice to the firm’s pharmaceutical, food and feed clients. She draws on her technical and regulatory expertise to help clients in strategic planning and in navigating regulatory proceedings, especially in areas where a deep understanding of the underlying science is important. In particular, she advises pharmaceutical clients on regulatory issues relating to product classification, biologics, advanced therapies, orphans, paediatrics, market and data exclusivities.
Anna has deep expertise in the following areas:
- The development and approval of medicinal products;
- Strategies for obtaining and maintaining regulatory exclusivities, including orphan market exclusivities, regulatory data exclusivities (new active substance status) and paediatric incentives;
- Support to high stake litigation on regulatory aspects;
- PRIME, accelerated approvals, conditional and exceptional marketing authorisations;
- Advanced therapies, biologic and substances of human origin;
- Borderline classification;
- Regulatory due diligence;
- Novel foods and food supplements; and
The European Commission’s proposal to amend the current pharmaceutical regulatory framework includes a draft Directive on medicines for human use (the “Proposed Directive”) and a draft Regulation on the central authorisation and supervision of medicines (the “Proposed Regulation”, together the “Proposal”). In this blog, we provide an overview of the potential impact of the Proposal…
The European Commission has proposed specific measures to increase the supervision and monitoring of the use of antimicrobial medicinal products (or “antimicrobials”), with the aim to counter the spread of antimicrobial resistance (“AMR”). At the same time, the measures are also aimed at promoting and incentivizing the development of new priority antimicrobials through the use…
The existing EU pharmaceutical legislation provides for a number of specific exemptions from the marketing authorisation requirement, including products supplied on a named patient or compassionate use bases; products compounded and dispensed in pharmacies (magistral and officinal formulations) and also for products necessary to respond to public health emergencies. Given that a key policy goal…
More Obligations for the Same Reward?
On 26 April 2023, the European Commission published its long awaited proposal to revise the EU’s general pharmaceutical legislation. As expected, the Commission’s proposal represents a significant overhaul of the EU medicine rules. Not least the incorporation of the EU’s amended paediatric and orphan medicine rules into a single…
On 26 April 2023, the European Commission published its long awaited proposal to revise the EU pharmaceutical legislation. The proposal includes a new draft Regulation, which will repeal Regulation (EC) No 726/2004, the Orphan Medicines Regulation 141/2000 and the Paediatric Regulation 1901/2006.
As expected, the draft Regulation significantly shakes up incentives available to the…
The European Commission (“Commission”) intends to change the rules on regulatory data protection (“RDP”) of medicinal products. The Commission stated in its Impact Assessment for the revised pharmaceutical legislation that it wants to strike a balance between “providing attractive incentives for innovation and supporting timely patient access to medicinal products across the EU.” …