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Early access programs: What they are and how to plan for them

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Synopsis: Early access programs are designed to allow patients suffering from a life-threatening unmet medical need or disease to be given promising treatments that have not yet received marketing approval. Examples of these types of programs include named patient programs, which are for a specific patient suffering from a rare, ultra-rare or life-threatening disease, and cohort programs, where patients with the same disease have been identified.

Bio: Patrick Larcier is Senior Director at PharmaLex, where he draw on his 30 years of experience in drug development and regulatory affairs at biotechnology companies, CROs and in consulting. Patrick works on Strategic Product Development Solutions for PharmaLex’s global projects. His expertise lies in the design and implementation of regulatory strategies for complex and innovative medicinal products at all stages of clinical development.