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Expanded Access Policy

Purpose

NanoCarrier development resources are focused on conducting clinical studies required by regulatory authorities to fully answer important scientific questions about the potential risks and benefits of our investigational products, and to obtain regulatory approval.
NanoCarrier is committed to making investigational products available to seriously ill patients who have exhausted other treatment options. A treating physician, who is able to comply with the requirements that are stated in this document, may request information about how to apply for access to NanoCarrier’s investigational products by contacting NanoCarrier.
The purpose of this policy is to describe the requirements for Expanded Access to NanoCarrier investigational products to patients outside of a clinical study.

Scope

This policy applies to provision of access to a NanoCarrier investigational product that is not approved for any purpose in the country from which the request is intended to be used. This also includes the time period between regulatory approval of an investigational product and its commercial availability in a country.

Policy Statements

Any use of a NanoCarrier investigational product outside a clinical study in a country must be in accordance with local laws and regulations governing such programs, including NanoCarrier policies and procedures.
In general, where permitted by local regulation, the investigational product supplied via Expanded Access may no longer be provided by NanoCarrier when it becomes available via the local healthcare system. NanoCarrier may decide not to provide an investigational product under this policy if NanoCarrier does not intend to market the product in the country.

A. Patient Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for access to an investigational product, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Suffer from a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition.
  • Have undergone appropriate standard treatments without success and no comparable or satisfactory alternative treatment is available or exists to treat the disease or condition.
  • Are ineligible for participation in any ongoing clinical study of the investigational product, which includes lack of access due to geographic limitations.
  • The patient has a disease for which there is sufficient evidence of a projected benefit from the use of the investigational product and the benefit outweighs the known or anticipated risks.
  • There is adequate information to support appropriate dosing for a special patient population such as pediatric, elderly, renal or hepatic disease, etc.
  • Any other pertinent medical criteria for access to the investigational product, as established by the NanoCarrier clinically or medically responsible individual.

B. Investigational Product Criteria

In addition to the patient eligibility requirements, the investigational product must meet the following criteria:

  • The product is under investigation in one or more clinical studies.
  • There is sufficient evidence to expect that the investigational product will have an acceptable safety profile for the intended patient population.
  • The provision of the investigational product will not interfere with or compromise the clinical development of the product.

C. Treating Physician Criteria and Responsibilities

The physician(s) attending to the patient(s) who is/are receiving an investigational product through compassionate use access is (are) properly licensed and fully qualified to administer the product. The physician must agree in writing to comply with:

  • Any applicable country-specific legal and regulatory requirements related to providing an investigational product under Expanded Access.
  • Any NanoCarrier requirements in terms of medical criteria, safety reporting, drug supply/use and protection of intellectual property. A treating physician may submit questions or requests regarding expanded access to Contact form. If an Expanded Access is available, information will be provided to the physician requested. If an Expanded Access does not exist, the request will be acknowledged ad noted.