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GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Guidance for Human Somatic Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy Guidance for Industry March 1998

Final

Guidance for Human Somatic Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Since the issuance of the "Points to Consider (PTC) in Human Somatic Cell Therapy and Gene Therapy"in 1991, the range of gene therapy proposals has expanded to include additional classes of vectors and use of vectors in vivo via direct vector administration to patients. This guidance document updates and replaces the 1991 PTC with new information intended to provide manufacturers with current information regarding regulatory concerns for production, quality control testing, and administration of recombinant vectors for gene therapy; and of preclinical testing of both cellular therapies and vectors. These guidances are not regulations, but rather represent issues that the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) staff believes should be considered at this time.


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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)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA- 305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.

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