The Drug Master File (DMF) is a valuable repository of confidential information which can be stored at the FDA by a product manufacturer in the pharmaceutical industry. The DMF summarizes the essential elements pertaining to facilities, processing, manufacturing components, packaging and storage for products associated with pharmaceutical product development. FDA guidance documents are available to assist with development of the DMF components, but translating the FDA regulations and guidance documents into actual practices reflecting current product development can be challenging. Expertise and diligence are required to determine which documents need to be created, stored and updated over time in the DMF at the FDA for support of marketing applications made by others using the company product.
Attendees will learn the differences between the five types of DMFs and the detailed information required within each type of DMF. Using a series of case studies, the course will highlight real word examples and actual experiences with FDA submissions related to DMF components. Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to begin developing or to improve upon their DMF file documentation.