Dear All, New on the meetings calendar today is the 10 Jan 2021 UCSF-Stanford Innovations in Regulatory Science Summit. Per the meeting website: “It is a gathering of leaders in the academia, industry and regulatory sectors to discuss the role of regulatory science in medical product development. “The 2021 Summit will have a major focus on
Dear All (wonkish alert … the first 3 segments are non-wonkish but the last 2 are in the wonkish zone … titrate your plasma caffeine level appropriately), Part 1: FDA has recently released a draft guidance entitled Development of Anti-Infective Drug Products for the Pediatric Population (link). This timely guidance builds on related guidance documents
Dear All, Our colleagues at FDA are planning some serious AMR-related research during 2021-22 with the following fellowships and RFPs. Extended details are available via the links — you can also find brief summaries below my signature or via FDA’s research webpage. Wow! FDA Fellowship #1: A study of ordinal endpoints for antibiotic trials using
Dear All (detailed and wonkish note alert … lots of thinking out loud … get some coffee and settle in!), I wrote previously (link) about FDA’s planned workshop on animal models to support antibacterial development and I was able to listen to the workshop via webcast. As brief context (and please be sure to look
Dear All (moderately long note alert; be sure to note the new list of funding opportunities just below my signature), FDA have announced a public workshop on 5 Mar 2020 to discuss progress and challenges in the development and advancement of various animal models for serious infection. The Federal Register notice is here and registration is here.
Dear All, Two important new research calls are now out. First, FDA is offering research funding of up to $1m to support creation of rabbit models of ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VAP or VABP, depending on your preferred abbreviation) due to carbapenem-resistant strains of A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa. The call for proposals is via FDA Broad Agency Announcement (FDABAA-20-00123N, link), an ongoing
COVID-19 R&D support: US (FDA, BARDA, NIAID), Europe (EMA, EC), and globally (BioCentury resource hub)
Dear All, And now for a change from our usually scheduled content! As you might expect, major agencies in the US (FDA, BARDA, NIAID) and Europe (EMA, EC, national agencies) are actively supporting the global R&D response to COVID-19. In addition, global consortia are appearing and BioCentury has provided both a newsletter on this as well
Dear All, FDA, NIAID and CDC have announced a public workshop on development considerations of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of gonorrhea. The workshop will cover both nonclinical (preclinical) and clinical trial design considerations: Animal models Clinical pharmacology considerations Trial design considerations for gonorrhea, such as enrollment strategies, choice of comparators and site of infection.
Dear All, Whew … still catching up after all the activities of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW)! More to follow on some of that great content, but for today we have the news that FDA has posted 4 RFPs! All have due dates of 21 Jan 2022: Optimizing dosing strategies for obese patients and in continuous
Dear All: Here’s a potpourri today of several new entries in the forward meetings list below my signature. First, the US FDA will meet with CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, the Indian equivalent of FDA & EMA) in a workshop in Mumbai on 8 Mar. More details here! It’s great to see the global regulatory agencies continuing