FDA: Analytical Procedures and Methods Validation for Drugs and Biologics
This guidance supersedes the draft of the same name that published on February 19, 2014 (79 FR 9467) and replaces the 2000 draft guidance for industry on Analytical Procedures and Methods Validation and the 1987 Guidelines for Submitting Samples and Analytical Data for Methods Validation. It provides recommendations on how you, the applicant, can submit analytical procedures and methods validation data to support the documentation of the identity, strength, quality, purity, and potency of drug substances and drug products. It will help you assemble information and present data to support your analytical methodologies. The recommendations apply to drug substances and drug products covered in new drug applications (NDAs), abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), biologics license applications (BLAs), and supplements to these applications. The principles in this guidance also apply to drug substances and drug products covered in Type II drug master files (DMFs).