CLIA Waiver applications declined significantly after FDA’s CLIA Waiver guidance was published on January 30, 2008. Between 2008 and 2012, FDA reviewed 34 applications for CLIA Waiver and approved 14, sometimes taking years to issue a denial. The cost of performing CLIA Waiver studies, combined with the lengthy review times and likelihood of failure, discouraged companies from bringing new innovations to this critical public health sector.
As a result of MDUFA III, passed by Congress in 2012, FDA began accepting and reviewing Dual 510(k) and CLIA Waiver by Applications, and more companies are taking advantage of this new Dual Pathway, which promises shorter review time and higher success rates. Additionally, the 21st Century Cures Act Directs FDA to revise the section on Accuracy in the CLIA Waiver Guidance by the end of 2017. How will these changes impact CLIA Waiver Application outcomes?
You will leave this one and one-half day workshop knowing how to submit either a CLIA Waiver Application or a Dual 510(k) Waiver Application that conforms to FDA’s CLIA Waiver guidance. You will learn how to design risk-based “flex” studies, and develop cost-saving product development and clinical study strategies. We will review FDA’s CLIA categorization criteria and examine ways to incorporate “simple” and “negligible chance of erroneous results” into product design. You will understand how CLIA Waiver requirements have evolved, how the FDA determines performance requirements for CLIA Waiver, what to expect during their review and how to maximize your chances for a successful CLIA Waiver application. Finally, you will gain insights on what to expect from the anticipated new, revised CLIA Waiver guidance.
Upon completing this course participants should be confident in their ability to:
This course is designed for people who are planning to undertake CLIA Waived product development, and people who will be involved in the supporting studies and submission of applications for CLIA Waiver to FDA. The course will address all levels of interest, from executive to technical and clerical. Personnel who will benefit from attending this course include: