WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Haystack Information Discovery ("HAYSTACKID"), an international eDiscovery and digital forensics solutions provider, announced today the release of its new eCTD Compliance Review Module. Currently, this is the industry's only available solution for handling review, analysis, and production of electronic Common Technical Document ("eCTD") files within the Relativity environment. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161110/437909LOGO With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's May 2017 compliance submission deadline for all New Drug Applications (NDA), Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA), and Biologics Licensing Agreements (BLA) quickly approaching, the FDA has made it clear that any applications submitted after that date that do not adhere to the new eCTD standards will be automatically rejected. These new regulatory requirements have caused a paradigm shift in the way Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Drug Marketing, Biotechnology, and R&D companies now handle their application submissions, which, as a result, have also caused a ripple effect in the legal industry. "eDiscovery just was not prepared for eCTD," said HAYSTACKID Global Director of eDiscovery Michael Sarlo. "These files are highly complex data structures that are simply not compatible with current eDiscovery processing and review products." eCTD load files contain deep folder structure levels, or "modules," correlating to specific document types and relating to various required topics when submitting an application to the FDA for review, renewal, or approval. These applications contain years of cumulative work product, all of which can be critical to any review of the contents contained within. The complicated structure of eCTD files has spurred a greater need among attorneys, litigators, corporate counsel, patent specialists, and regulatory proceeding experts for robust access to internal metadata related to eCTD submissions. In response to the market's need for a solution, HAYSTACKID developed a purpose-built application that enables conversion of eCTD files with a seamless connector directly into Relativity for an optimized review experience, all within seconds.