ICH has released the draft consensus guidelines - the annex to ICH Q8 on Pharmaceutical Development. The much awaited release is in its step 2 of ICH process and was made public in November 2007. This is the second release within ICH step 2 processes connecting ICH Q8. The Earlier draft version of Q8 published in 2004 got wide spread response in the industry circles.
The Annex to Q8 provides further clarifications of key concepts outlines in the core guidelines. Additionally, the annexure also explains the principles of quality by design (QbD). In other words, there are two fundamental concepts which emerge from Q8 as whole – (a) integrated pharmaceutical development and (b) submission of related information’s in common technical document format.
For complete summary of the Annexure to Q8, Read here: