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In knowledge-driven industries such as Life Sciences in particular, the need for standardization is highly motivated by the regulators. The introduction of the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) has accelerated the move from paper to electronic formats. And the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) has further solidified this drive in its recent implementation guides for Regulated Product Submissions (RPS). Read more