For some time, Swissmedic has been working to establish and develop process-oriented eGovernment applications (eGov services). The various services can be accessed via the Swissmedic Portal, which provides secure electronic communications between authorisation holders and Swissmedic.
To improve electronic data exchange, Swissmedic has developed a new eSubmissions platform, which enables authorisation holders to submit applications electronically to Swissmedic for processing. This new platform commenced pilot operation on 10 October 2016. Once the test phase has been completed – probably as of the second quarter of 2017 – the first step will enable all authorisation holders to use the platform to submit applications for authorisation of medicinal products in eDok and eCTD format.