eRA 2017, the Electronic Regulatory Affairs Conference and EXTEDO User Group Meeting took place on 10-11 May 2017 in Mallorca, Spain

Hot topics like globalization and intercultural exchangeIDMP and the new era of eSubmissions with eCTD 4.0 (RPS) have been highlighted in the keynote presentations.

Around 25 leading experts from industry and regulatory authorities shared their experiences and knowledge The next eRA Conference will take place in 2019.

Thanks again to all our existing and upcoming customers for being with us. Here you could find some good moments from eRA 2017 Conference. Please click here.

At the end of April we had an intensive two days of pharmacovigilance training with focus on GVP guidelines. We hope that all participants gained new knowledge and got an insight of how system changes will affect the day-to-day pharmacovigilance operations within the pharmaceutical companies by learning from practical examples, which are based on real life situations.

Thanks to all who participated and especially to our brilliant trainer José Alberto Ayala Ortiz (M.Sc. Pharm. and M.Sc. IT) who has experience both from the Regulatory (Danish Medicines Agency), and from the Pharmaceutical Industry, where he has been responsible for Pharmacovigilance IT systems, databases and Electronic transmissions in Project Manager role.

Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming courses!


Latvian State Agency of Medicines informs that Latvia also currently is undergoing a gradual transition to all submission of regulatory documents in electronic form only – eCTD (electronic Common Technical Document) format.

January 1, 2021, is set up as deadline when all the circulation of documents must be done electronically – only eCTD format

Companies are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the EU Action Plan and provide only eCTD format for documentation:

  • from 1 January 2018 for the mutual recognition procedure
  • from 1 July 2018  for registrations in the national registration procedure
  • from 1 January 2019 in decentralized, mutual recognition and national procedure


In order to help companies adjust to new requirements, we offer assistance in the form of:



eSubmissions 2 day practical training held on 6 – 7 April was another successful event for those who are facing electronic submissions of data on their daily work.

We had the honor to present Ralf-Peter Berg – Director of Extedo’s Education team who is responsible for all training courses. Implementation of time-saving strategies for streamlining eSubmissions and many more topics were discussed as well as practical skills were acquired by having eCTD demo version in a practical hands on session in a computer classroom.

Thanks again to our amazing trainer and also to all of our participants!

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Last week has been very intensive by having almost fully booked and successful event: Good Manufacturing Course. Many important topics were discussed between our attendees – pharmaceutical industry experts and our distinguished trainers Marian San and Eduard Cayón

Thanks again to our amazing trainers and also to all of our participants!

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Transatlantic agreement will help to make better use of inspection capacity and reduce duplication

Regulators in the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have agreed to recognise inspections of manufacturing sites for human medicines conducted in their respective territories on both sides of the Atlantic.

Each year, national competent authorities from the EU and the US Food and Drug AdministrationExternal link icon (FDA) inspect many production sites of medicinal products in the EU, the US and elsewhere in the world, to ensure that these sites operate in compliance with good manufacturing practice (GMP). Under the new agreement, EU and US regulators will rely on each other’s inspections in their own territories. In future, the need for an EU authority to inspect a site located in the US, or vice versa, will be limited to exceptional circumstances.

The agreement will enable both the EU authorities and the FDA to make better use of their inspection resources to help them to focus on other parts of the world where active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and medicines for the EU or US markets are manufactured. This will ensure that patients can rely on the quality, safety and efficacy of all medicines, no matter where they have been produced. Around 40% of finished medicines marketed in the EU come from overseas and 80% of the manufacturers of APIs for medicines available in the EU are located outside the Union.

Read full article HERE

“Our network of regional partners is a vital component of the EXTEDO solution. Leading consultancy firms such as Inpharmatis provide our mutual clients with regional regulatory expertise and enable us to offer local product services and support,” said Christian Bohrmann, VP Marketing & Alliances at EXTEDO.

The EXTEDOsuite is the only Regulatory Information Management System to include planning & tracking, product registration, submission publishing, and lifecycle management, pharmacovigilance management and drug safety. Through Effortless Compliance™, it ensures a healthy relationship between the industry and the authorities.

EXTEDO is proud to include the Baltic and CIS region in our existing portfolio of industry-leading partnerships.

On June 16, 2016, the President of Ukraine signed the Amendments to the Medicines Act, which are intended to simplify the procedure of state registration of medicines coming from countries with strong established regulatory requirements, institutions, and procedures. The changes will become effective starting from their official publication day and responsible government agencies must still adjust certain bylaws to implement them.

Extended list of medicines subject to the simplified procedure

Now all medicines (drugs) registered by a competent authority of the USA (i.e., FDA), Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the EU are now subject to the simplified registration procedure. Whereas the previous version of the Medicines Act allowed such simplified procedures only for medicines that treat tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, oncological, and rare (orphan) illnesses.
Read Full article HERE.

Reference to Order of Ministry of Health Care UA

“Ongoing revision: Regulation proposals of the European Commission
In 2012, the Commission adopted a package of measures on innovation in health.

The package consisted of a Communication and two regulation proposals to revise existing legislation on general medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
The revisions affected all kinds of medical devices including in vitro diagnostic medical devices, from home-use items like sticking plasters, pregnancy tests and contact lenses, to X-ray machines, pacemakers, breast implants, hip replacements and HIV blood tests.”

Read European Commission’s full article HERE.

This means changes in classification for Medical devices, requirements for registration and distribution. We would kindly invite you to register for our open class on 9- 10 November 2017, where all those topics are going to be looked through and discussed.

We’re excited to announce that our new and updated website is online. The updated webpage includes an interactive pharmaceutical training program for 2017, image slider with closest upcoming courses on the front page, online registration, and many other features for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so now there are a ‘News’ and ‘Services’ sections where you can find out about our scope of activities and stay tuned for the latest industry news,  most important legislative changes and regulations.

We hope you like the changes, and if you have any feedback, please let us know via e-mail.