In January 2017, sections 17.07 and 17.08 in chapter 17 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) were revised to reflect antibody practice. A comprehensive list of the changes is available online on the MOPOP Revision History web page.

Health Canada has released a Notice — Applications for Investigational Testing Authorization (ITA), for Medical Devices, in the "Non-eCTD Electronics-Only" Format. The website indicates that as of January 1st, 2017, applications for ITAs for Medical Devices will be accepted in the "non-eCTD electronic-only" format.

Health Canada has released a Notice — Mandatory Requirements for using the Common Electronic Submissions Gateway (CESG). The website indicates that effective January 1st, 2017, the CESG will be mandatory for all regulatory transactions under 10GB in size (including first transactions) prepared in the eCTD format.

Health Canada has released a Notice — The Regulatory Enrolment Process (REP) Functional Pilot. The website indicates that the deadline for submitting a request for participation is January 20th, 2017.