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J Biopharm Stat 2012 Sep;22(5):1001-18

Decision rules and associated sample size planning for regional approval utilizing multiregional clinical trials.

Chen X, Lu N, Nair R, Xu Y, Kang C, Huang Q, Li N, Chen H


Multiregional clinical trials provide the potential to make safe and effective medical products simultaneously available to patients globally. As regulatory decisions are always made in a local context, this poses huge regulatory challenges. In this article we propose two conditional decision rules that can be used for medical product approval by local regulatory agencies based on the results of a multiregional clinical trial. We also illustrate sample size planning for such trials.

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #22946946 DOI: 10.1080/10543406.2012.701582
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Medical Devices
Entry Created: 2012-10-31