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Dyax’s DX-2930, an experimental treatment for hereditary angioedema, has won FDA orphan drug designation. The human monoclonal antibody is designed to inhibit plasma kallikrein to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation associated with the disease, the drugmaker says.
Corrective and preventive action (CAPA) procedures at Biopsy Sciences’ Clearwater, Fla., facility do not ensure analysis of all quality data sources to identify “recurring” quality problems with its HydroMARK breast biopsy site marker and other devices, an FDA Form 483 states. FDA investigators also note in the Sept. 15, 2011, form that when Biopsy Sciences receives a complaint, CAPAs are not always taken to conduct a full investigation to determine root cause. The GMP Letter