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Regulatory science gets boost

The linkurl:National Institutes of Health;http://www.nih.gov/ (NIH) and the linkurl:US Food and Drug Administration;http://www.fda.gov/ (FDA) linkurl:announced a new collaboration;http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm201706.htm this morning (Feb 24) that will support efforts in translational and regulatory science, including a contribution of $6.75 million in regulatory research grants over the next three years. Image: Wikimedia commonsSince Margaret Hamburg took the rei

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The linkurl:National Institutes of Health;http://www.nih.gov/ (NIH) and the linkurl:US Food and Drug Administration;http://www.fda.gov/ (FDA) linkurl:announced a new collaboration;http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm201706.htm this morning (Feb 24) that will support efforts in translational and regulatory science, including a contribution of $6.75 million in regulatory research grants over the next three years.
Image: Wikimedia commons
Since Margaret Hamburg took the reins as FDA commissioner last year, she has not been shy about her feelings regarding regulatory science -- research that relates the regulatory requirements of biomedical product development to the science that ensures the safety and efficacy of those products. If the production of new therapeutics were a rower, linkurl:Hamburg has said,;http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Speeches/ucm191356.htm it would have one strong arm -- that of fundamental biomedical research and discovery -- but one scrawny arm -- the regulatory science counterpart. And unless the scrawny arm begins to bulk up, the translational side of research will largely just be moving in...




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