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Tuesday, June 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#242: Regulatory Challenges in the Development of Combination Products Involving Digital Technology

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-556-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Digital technology is being integrated with drugs, biologics, and devices in an effort to improve treatment monitoring and management. This session will examine regulatory challenges of these combinations from the perspective of industry and FDA.

Learning Objectives

Recognize FDA requirements for approval of combination products involving digital technology; Identify challenges faced by industry in developing these products and by FDA during their review; Describe how industry and FDA are addressing these challenges.


Todd Paporello


Determining the Regulatory Classification of Software Used in Tandem with Pharmaceuticals
Bradley Merrill Thompson

Tool to Product: An Interactive Case Study in the Evolution of a Pharma App from Clinic to Commercial
Anthony D. Watson, MBA, MS

CDRH Perspective
Bakul Patel

Office of Combination Products Perspective
John Barlow Weiner, JD

CDER Perspective
Ashley Boam

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Todd Paporello

Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs Americas, Bayer
Todd Paporello is Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs Americas at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Before joining Bayer, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility within regulatory affairs at Roche, Genentech, Merck, and Schering-Plough. Todd holds pharmacy (PharmD... Read More →

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Ashley Boam

Director, Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Ashley serves as Director of the Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at FDA. OPPQ is responsible for developing and clearly communicating science- and risk-based policies & standards related to drug product quality, including... Read More →
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Bakul Patel

Director, Digital Health Division, CDRH, FDA
Mr. Patel leads regulatory policy and scientific efforts at the Center in areas related to emerging and converging areas of medical devices, wireless and information technology. This includes responsibilities for mobile health, Health IT, cyber security, interoperability, and medical... Read More →
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Bradley Thompson

General Counsel, Combination Products Coalition, Epstein, Becker and Green P.C.
BRADLEY MERRILL THOMPSON is a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. Mr. Thompson also advises such companies on the... Read More →
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Anthony Watson

Associate Vice President, Regulatory Affairs - Devices, Sanofi US
Anthony Watson is the Head of Regulatory Affairs - Devices, for Sanofi, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before Sanofi, he was the Director of Regulatory Affairs, CMC, Combination Products at Biogen. Prior to Biogen, he was a Division Director responsible for drug delivery devices in... Read More →
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John Weiner

Associate Director for Policy, FDA
John Barlow Weiner is the Associate Director for Policy in the Office of Combination Products. Prior to joining OCP, Mr. Weiner was an Associate Chief Counsel in FDA's Office of Chief Counsel and in private practice. He received a BA from Princeton University and a JD with honors... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices/InVitro/CombProd, Session