Nanomaterials, Informatics Included in Food and Drug Administration's Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanufacturing Network. (2011) Nanomaterials, Informatics Included in Food and Drug Administration's Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science. NNN Newsletter, 4 (8).


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Tasked with the core responsibility of protecting and promoting the health and safety of Americans through enhancing the availability of safe medical products and foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a document titled Advancing Regulatory Science at FDA: A Strategic Plan. Central to FDA's responsibilities is advancing the public health by expediting innovations that make foods safer and medicines and medical devices safer and more effective. In this capacity, the FDA must make decisions based on the best available scientific data, using the best tools and methods available in order to ensure products meet the highest quality standards for consumers. Concurrently, the FDA seeks to foster and advance innovation in the products it regulates, further noting in the document that rapid advances in innovative science have provided new technologies to discover, manufacture, and assess novel medical products, and to improve food safety and quality. As such, the strategic plan was developed to keep pace with these innovations and incorporate new scientific advances within the regulatory process, including developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. Also included: New Technique Scales Up Nanofiber Production, An Impermeable Wrap for Future Electronics, and Superhydrophobic Tracks for Drop Transport Open Path to Low-cost Microfluidics

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanocomposites > Thin films
Informatics and Standards
Nanomanufacturing Processes > Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
Areas of Application > Electronics and Semiconductor Industries
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanowires > Nanofibers
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 18:42
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 17:40

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