GMP: New ICH Q11 Guideline published

On June 16, 2011 the ICH guideline Q11 on development and manufacture of drug substances (chemical entities and biotechnological/biological entities) was published as a Step 3 document This Guideline describes approaches to developing process and drug substance understanding and also provides guidance on what information should be provided in CTD sections 3.2.S.2.2 - 3.2.S.2.6. It provides further clarification on the principles and concepts described in ICH guidelines on Pharmaceutical Development (Q8), Quality Risk Management (Q9) and Pharmaceutical Quality Systems (Q10) as they pertain to the development and manufacture of drug substance.