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FDA workshop: Animal models to support antibacterial development (5 Mar 2020)

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.

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12 July 2019 FDA public meeting for comments on the 2018 LPAD guidance

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

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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

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Treating CNS infections: An NIH/DoD workshop on strategies for crossing the blood-brain barrier

Dear All: Sponsored by NIH (NIAID, NINDS, NHLBI, NCATS) and DoD (DTRA), a 2-day workshop on CNS infections and ways to penetrate the blood-brain barrier has just been announced for 21-22 Aug 2018. Full details are found online at http://www.cvent.com/d/wgq9j7. The preliminary agenda online looks fascinating and shows planned discussions of viral encephalitis (e.g., West Nile),

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14 June Duke-Margolis workshop + A taxonomy for non-traditional (non-Fleming) antimicrobials

Dear All: (18 June addendum: the materials from the meeting are now posted!) First, planning continues apace for the 14 June Duke-Margolis workshop on non-traditional products. There is now a link for registration, confirmation that the event is going to be webcast, and a draft agenda. Mark your calendar now to attend either in person or via the webcast! Second, I would like to

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