first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on July 10, 2020 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Clinical Research News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts Clinical TrialsCOVID-19COVID-19 vaccinesEMAhuman studiesInternational Coalition of Medicines Regulatory AuthoritiesMedicines regulatory authoritiesUSFDA Phase 3 COVID 19 clinical trials to be designed with stringent success criteria: International Regulators Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Read Article Comments (0) The meeting participants stressed the need for large phase 3 clinical trials that enroll many thousands of people, including those with underlying medical conditions, to generate relevant data for the key target populationsMedicines regulatory authorities from around the world have published a report highlighting the outcomes of the second workshop on COVID-19 vaccine development that was convened under the umbrella of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA).The report describes the regulatory positions agreed by the meeting participants on two key topics:Data needed from laboratory, animal and human studies to allow initiation of phase 3 clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine; andConsiderations for study design for phase 3 clinical trials.Phase 3 is the last phase of testing of a vaccine before it can be submitted to regulatory authorities for evaluation and possible approval. The main focus of phase 3 trials is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.The meeting participants stressed the need for large phase 3 clinical trials that enroll many thousands of people, including those with underlying medical conditions, to generate relevant data for the key target populations.There was also broad agreement that clinical studies should be designed with stringent success criteria that would allow a convincing demonstration of the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. However, whether a vaccine would be considered as acceptable for approval is assessed case-by-case on the basis of all available data on its safety and efficacy.About the workshopThe workshop was held to encourage regulatory convergence, to the extent possible, on certain key aspects of phase 3 clinical trial designs to help developers generate robust evidence on the quality, safety and efficacy of potential COVID-19 vaccines that meets the needs of regulators around the globe. This is critical for expediting and streamlining global development and authorisation of vaccines against COVID-19.The workshop took place virtually on June 22, 2020. It brought together 100 delegates from more than 20 countries, representing 28 medicines regulatory authorities globally and the World Health Organization to harmonise regulatory requirements and streamline the development of COVID-19 vaccines. The meeting was co-chaired by EMA and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Add Comment Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img