Dear All: Happy New Year! I hope everyone was able to take a least a brief break over the holidays. Two things for today. First, there are two meetings in January and one in February that have just popped onto my radar. See the meetings calendar for a pair of Keystone Symposia on the microbiome,
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, 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, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) was such a mad scramble! So many events … just no way to attend everything. Some of the highlights in and around WAAW (not everything was precisely within the WAAW dates, thank goodness!) for me were: Andrew Jack and the team at FT (Financial Times) have released an
FDA workshop: Clinical trial designs for agents for non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection on 8 Apr 2019
REDear All: I just heard to today that FDA is holding a public workshop entitled “Development of Antibacterial Drugs for the Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease” on 8 April 2019 from 8.30a-5.00p. Register here. Per their website, “the purpose of the public workshop is to discuss the clinical trial design considerations, including endpoints, related to the
Dear All: FDA held a workshop (go here for workshop agenda and materials) on 8 Apr 2019 on “Development of Antibacterial Drugs for the Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease.” I attended by webcast and worked with an on-the-spot attendee (David Melnick of Spero Therapeutics) to develop this summary. The workshop started with a review of the underlying
Dear All: Apologies for the back-to-back emails, but this one just came across the transom. In brief, FDA will hold a public meeting on Friday 12 Jul 2019 (9a-3p EDT, FDA White Oak Campus) at which FDA is soliciting public comment on the 2018 LPAD (Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs) guidance. You can register
Dear All, This webinar merits a standalone newsletter! If you are thinking (or working on) phage, then please mark your calendar for an FDA (CBER; Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research) workshop entitled: Science and Regulation of Bacteriophage Therapy: August 30, 2021—September 1, 2021 The purpose of the public workshop is to exchange information with the
Dear All, There’s a tidal wave of meetings for you to note! Some have already occurred but can easily be attended via webcast and others are coming. The detailed list is in the meetings calendar (below my signature) … here are highlights of the more recently added meetings: Fans of Dame Sally (i.e., all the