Explore the regulation of biological products, including biotechnology–derived therapeutic proteins, human tissue, gene, and cell products. Learn about the abbreviated pathway to market for biosimilar biological products and associated intellectual property issues, including exclusivity and biologics patent litigation. Case studies, hypotheticals, and ample time for Q&A is provided.

Agenda Highlights

  • Regulatory processes for biologics
  • Review and approval process
  • Regulation of biological/drug development
  • Biologics License Application (BLA)
  • Biosimilar biologic products
  • Post-approval safety issues
  • Regulation of biological manufacturing
  • Advertising and promotion requirements
  • Enforcement tools and procedures
  • Changes to the statutory framework for regenerative medicine

Statutes Covered

  • The 1902 Biologics Act
  • Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
  • Public Health Service Act of 1944 (PHSA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA)
  • Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
  • Prescription Drug User Fee Act and Biosimilars User Fee Act
  • 21st Century Cures Act

Attendee Resources

These valuable takeaways will be provided:

Who Should Attend

  • New legal and regulatory professionals
  • Seasoned practitioners new to the topic or wanting a refresher


Industry & Firms

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All times are in Eastern Time

Curriculum Advisor:

Scott M. Lassman, Principal, Lassman Law & Policy


Tuesday, October 5

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:15 PM
Overview of Biological Products Law and the Regulation and FDA’s Regulatory Processes
Nathan A. Beaver, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

1:15–1:25 PM

1:25–2:40 PM
Introduction to FDA Review and Approval of Biological Products
Catherine M. Cook, Executive Vice President, Drugs and Biological Products, Greenleaf Health, Inc.

2:40–2:50 PM

2:50–3:50 PM
Regulation of Biological/Drug Development
Natasha V. Leskovsek, Of Counsel, Cooley LLP

3:50–4:00 PM

4:00–5:00 PM
Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Therapies (RMATs)
Nathan Beaton, Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP




Wednesday, October 6

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:15 PM
Biologics License Applications (BLA)
Andrew Papas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Pharma Biotech, NSF International

1:15–1:25 PM

1:25–2:40 PM
Biosimilar Biological Products
Alexandra Valenti, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Steven S. Tjoe
, Senior Associate, Goodwine Procter LLP

2:40–2:55 PM

2:55–4:05 PM
Post-Approval Pharmacovigilance
David L. Chesney, Principal and GM, DL Chesney Consulting, LLC

4:05–4:20 PM

4:20–5:00 PM
New, Emerging, and Continually Interesting Issues
Chad A. Landmon, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP





Thursday, October 7

12:00 PM
FDLI Welcome and Announcements
Khara L. Minter, Assistant Director, Training Programs, FDLI

12:05–1:20 PM
Regulation of Biological Manufacturing
Christina M. Markus, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

 1:20–1:30 PM

1:30–2:45 PM
Regulation of Biological Marketing
Kevin M. Madagan, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

2:45–3:00 PM

3:00–4:30 PM
Violations, Enforcement, and International Issues
James R. Johnson, Partner, Sidley Austin US LLP

4:30 PM





Continuing Legal Education

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