DRAP invites Comments on Draft Guidance Document for Submission of Application on Form 5F (CTD) for Registration of Biological Drug Products for Human Use

This guidance is developed to assist manufacturers and importers in developing their applications for registration of human biological drug products. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has adapted CTD format for registration of all such drugs vide SRO-713(l)/2018 dated 8th June 2018. Detailed guidance regarding the data requirement for CTD format has been provided in ICH M-4 guidelines. Since the DRAP is introducing the CTD in a progressive manner, therefore, initial guidance to applicants would be helpful for harmonization and appropriate data submission to achieve consistency and uniformity of application.

The guideline is intended to provide data requirements of Form-5F (CTD) for registration / market authorization of biological products of all types including New drug products, and Biosimilars. This document provides guidance for importers and local manufacturers of human biological products on how to obtain market authorization / registration in the territory of Pakistan.

This draft guideline is uploaded on the official website of DRAP dated on 9th May, 2023, for seeking comments and suggestions from stakeholders on the draft document. Stakeholders can submit their comments and suggestions within 15 days of uploading this document using prescribed format, (further information on comments submission can access on this link. Comments and suggestions can be forwarded via email to a ahmad.ansaridra.gov.pk copying at ahsan.hafizdra.gov.pk , or can be posted at mailing address,  Director, Biological Drugs, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, 4th floor TF Complex, 7th Mauve Area, G-9/4, Islamabad.