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Two research calls: FDA (rabbit VAP models) and JPIAMR (aquatic pollutants)

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

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18-19 Nov 2019 FDA-IDSA-NIH-Pew Workshop: Enhancing Antibacterial Trials in the US

Dear All, Long note alert: Set aside at least 30 minutes for this one … there’s a lot of important material here. Last week’s workshop entitled “Enhancing the Clinical Trial Enterprise for Antibacterial Drug Development in the United States” was an unusual and unusually instructive meeting. You can go here for the meeting materials but as there are

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Duke-Margolis & FDA: Workshop on stats & methods for rare diseases

Dear All: Duke-Margolis and FDA have now announced a 19 Mar 2018 workshop entitled Utilizing Innovative Statistical Methods and Trial Designs in Rare Disease Drug Development (FR notice). Here’s the teaser from the web: “Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will

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(Another!) FDA trial design workshop: Complex innovative designs

Dear All: Adding to the 19 Mar 2018 (Designs for Rare Diseases) and 16 Apr 2018 (Inclusion/Exclusion criteria) workshops already announced (see list below), FDA has now announced a 20 Mar 2018 workshop on complex innovative designs (CID) in clinical drug trials. From the Federal Register notice, we are told that the workshop seeks to (1) facilitate

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Two things: WHO’s looking GLASS + FDA’s advances with PDUFA VI

Dear All: Two things today. Unrelated, but both relevant! WHO’s GLASS: WHO’s Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) was created during October 2015 and seeks to obtain coordinated and consistent global estimates on resistance rates. In a major report released on 29 Jan 2018, GLASS now provides provides official national AMR data for the period 2016-17 from 40 countries

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BARDA’s DRIVe goes live; FDA workshop (27 Jun!) on inhaled antibiotics

Dear All: I don’t mean to inundate your inbox (this is my 3rd email this week!), but these two things have just hit my inbox and one of them has very tight timing: First, I previously wrote about job opportunities with BARDA’s new DRIVe initiative. With the goal of revolutionizing the way we prevent, detect, and respond to major health security threats,

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