Meeting MI & PV Obligations for a COVID-19 Vaccine: Partnering for Multi-Country Compliance

Overview

Lambda Therapeutic Research partnered with a leading COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer to establish their Medical Information (MI) and Pharmacovigilance (PV) obligations for a multi-country vaccine launch. Immediate challenges anticipated included and were not limited to the uncertainty of the anticipated volume and availability of skilled resources during the Pandemic. Discover how Lambda implemented effective solutions and completed the project successfully.

Complexities & Challenges

  • There was a substantial increase in the volume of MI and PV obligations due to the launch of a COVID-19 vaccine pan India and globally.
  • Varied regulatory requirements across the globe and ensuring compliance seamlessly.
  • The monitoring of safety data reported from multiple sources added complexity to the PV obligations.
  • Hiring skilled resources in large numbers was a significant challenge, especially given the impact of the pandemic on the workforce.

Execution

  • Established a 24×7 call center for MI & AE reporting to educate and provide correct information to consumers and healthcare professionals (HCPs).
  • Recruited and planned necessary skilled resources to provide PV services.
  • Expedited training to onboard resources quickly for the project.
  • Ensured proper resource management by calculating the requirement of extended working hours for contingencies.
  • Regularly assessed each resource before and after onboarding based on quality and compliance parameters.
  • Successfully managed over 10,000 calls and Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) in the database in less than a quarter.

Outcome

  • The successful completion of the project became a significant milestone for the sponsor.
  • The project was executed with excellent Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and adherence to regulatory compliance, ensuring high-quality work.
  • Lambda’s adherence to all necessary requirements and standards was reflected in the successful completion of subsequent inspections and audits.
  • As a result of the successful collaboration, Lambda is now the preferred partner for the sponsor’s future PV obligations.

Lambda Therapeutic Research provides comprehensive drug safety & pharmacovigilance services, encompassing all clinical and post-marketing phases. Our well-established PV framework ensures thorough safety monitoring and regulatory compliance for both clinical and commercial products, offering end-to-end support across the entire life cycle of medicinal products.

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