In the July 8, 2016, Federal Register, FDA announced a public workshop titled "Regional Public Workshop on ICH Q3D Implementation of Guideline for Elemental Impurities." The purpose of the public workshop is to elaborate on key aspects of the International Conference on Harmonisation ("ICH") Guideline Q3D: Guideline on Elemental Impurities in order facilitate a harmonized interpretation and implementation by industry and regulators. The public workshop is not intended to provide additional guidance beyond the scope of Q3D. Participants will be able join in person or via the internet. The public workshop will be held August 22 and 23, 2016.

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