The current reflection paper provides a snapshot of the testing requirements at the time of publication. It is to be expected that, over time, new testing approaches will become accepted and the tables will become out of date. In reviewing these tables the reader should remember that the fundamental responsibility of the CHMP is to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products and so to safeguard patient health. While the CHMP is committed to encouraging use of 3Rs approaches wherever possible, these cannot be accepted at the expense of safety and efficacy for patients.


Posted on the EMA website on 18 November 2016