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Data Integrity for In Vivo Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies April 2024

Draft Level 1 Guidance

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2024-D-1245

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The purpose of this guidance is to provide recommendations to applicants and testing site management on achieving and maintaining data integrity for the clinical and bioanalytical portions of bioavailability (BA) and bioequivalence (BE) studies submitted in support of investigational new drug applications (INDs), new drug applications (NDAs), and abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), and the bioanalytical portion of clinical pharmacologic studies supporting CDER-regulated biologic license applications (BLAs) as well as amendments and supplements to these applications. In addition, the recommendations in this guidance apply to the bioanalytical portion of nonclinical studies. FDA also encourages applicants and testing sites to consider these recommendations when conducting other studies, including in vitro and pharmacology and toxicology studies.

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