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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Biologics Evaluation and Research
This guidance provides sponsors engaged in the development of regenerative medicine therapies for serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions1 with our recommendations on the expedited development and review of these therapies, including as provided under section 506(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as added by section 3033 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).2 Under section 506(g) of the FD&C Act, a regenerative medicine therapy can be designated as a regenerative advanced therapy if it meets certain criteria. FDA refers to such designation as “regenerative medicine advanced therapy” (RMAT) designation. (See section III.C of this document). This guidance describes the expedited programs available to sponsors of regenerative medicine therapies for serious conditions, including those products designated as RMATs. To that end, the guidance provides information about the provisions in the Cures Act regarding the use of the accelerated approval pathway for regenerative medicine therapies that have been granted designation as an RMAT. Finally, the guidance describes considerations in the clinical development of regenerative medicine therapies and opportunities for sponsors of such products to interact with CBER review staff.
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2017-D-6159.