3rd Colombian Educational Workshop on Regulatory Assessment of Biosimilars 2019

30 April 2019, Bogotá, Colombia

GaBI organized the 3rd Colombian Educational Workshop on Regulatory Assessment of Biosimilars on 30 April 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia in collaboration with Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos (INVIMA), the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute of Colombia.

The 3rd Colombian Educational Workshop on Regulatory Assessment of Biosimilars is an educational workshop for regulators including quality/clinical assessors, licensing regulators, as well as academics and members of the expert advisory commit­tee of INVIMA who are involved in biological/biosimilar medicines evaluation.  This workshop provides a forum for regulators, clinicians, pharmacists, academics and medical specialists from Colombia to discuss and exchange information with experts from Canada, Colombia, Europe and the US. Eighty-nine participants, speakers included, attended the workshop.

This interactive workshop intends to increase the understanding of the concept of stepwise approach and specific quality evaluation elements on comparability and safety aspects of biologicals/biosimilars including immunogenicity effects of biologicals.  Representatives from regulatory authorities, academia, healthcare professionals from Colombia who deal with biological and biosimilars joined together with expert speakers of this educational workshop to engage in active discussion concerning the importance of pharmacological (PK/PD) and clinical studies; the significance of regulatory practices to improve pharmacovigilance or post-approval traceability of biologicals/biosimilars to ensure patient safety, and to identify future educational needs.

The workshop focuses on standards and stepwise approach of quality and immunogenicity assess­ment of biologicals/biosimilars, structure–function relationship of bio­logical medicines, pharmacological (PK/PD) and clinical studies of biosimilars, extrapolation of indications, and post-marketing pharmacovigilance practices of biologicals/biosimilars.

Case study on connecting the structure–function importance was discussed in the workshop.

A meeting report of this workshop will be published in GaBI Journal.

You can download the speakers’ presentations of this educational workshop:

Colombia’s biological/biosimilar regulation: a year after its implementation

Biosimilar regulation in Colombia: one year later

Quality assessment of biologicals/biosimilars – most relevant quality attributes with case study

Biologicals and biosimilars – the complexity of structure and function

Pharmacological studies (PK/PD) to assess biosimilar medicinal products

Head-to-head clinical studies and biosimilarity studies to assess biosimilar medicinal products

Extrapolation of biosimilars

Considerations for product specific pharmacovigilance of multisource biologicals

Immunogenicity studies for assessing biosimilar products

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