Europe – Advancing regulatory science in the EU – new strategy adopted

EMA has published its Regulatory Science Strategy to 2025  today. The strategy provides a plan for advancing regulatory science over the next five years, covering both human and veterinary medicines. It comes in response to the dramatic acceleration of the pace of innovation in recent years and the need for regulators to be ready to support the development of increasingly complex human and veterinary medicines that combine different technologies. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic underlines the need for rapid and close engagement of all stakeholders and partners involved in the development and supervision of medicines in the European Union and globally, which is one of the fundamental principles of this strategy. The learnings from the handling of this public health crisis will be incorporated so that we can adapt our process in real-time, where needed.

The Regulatory Science Strategy to 2025 was adopted by EMA’s Management Board at its March 2020 meeting.

“This key strategy was developed with the input of a wide range of our stakeholders,” said Guido Rasi, EMA’s Executive Director. “I am confident that it will enable us to take a leadership position on new developments, identify the gaps between science and healthcare systems and bring together the various stakeholders needed to bridge those gaps.”…