This guidance provides recommendations to pharmaceutical sponsors who intend to develop documentation in support of an in vitro/in vivo correlation (IVIVC) for an oral extended release (ER) drug product for submission in a new drug application (NDA), abbreviated new drug application (ANDA), or antibiotic drug application (AADA). The guidance presents a comprehensive perspective on (1) methods of developing an IVIVC and evaluating its predictability; (2) using an IVIVC to set dissolution specifications; and (3) applying an IVIVC as a surrogate for in vivo bioequivalence when it is necessary to document bioequivalence during the initial approval process or because of certain pre- or postapproval changes (e.g., formulation, equipment, process, and manufacturing site changes).
Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)
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