Food and Drug Administration_Research

To assist institutions and organizations, to establish, expand, and improve research, demonstration, education and information dissemination activities; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), biologics, blood and blood products, therapeutics, vaccines and allergenic projects; drug hazards, human

and veterinary drugs, clinical trials on drugs and devices for orphan products development; nutrition, sanitation and microbiological hazards; medical devices and diagnostic products, radiation emitting devices and materials; food safety and food additives.

These programs are supported directly or indirectly by the following Centers and Offices: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Researh; Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Center for Devices and Radiological Health; Center for Veterinary Medicine, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, National Center for Toxicological Research, the Office of Orphan Products Development and Office of Regulatory Affairs, and the Office of the Commissioner.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs: to stimulate technological innovation; to encourage the role of small business to meet Federal research and development needs; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; and to foster and encourage participation by minority and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation.

Funding support for scientific conferences that are relevant to the FDA scientific mission and public health are available.

Funds are also provided to assist with State Food Safety Task Force meetings, which are an important mechanism for promoting food safety, food security program coordination, and information exchanges within the states.

The availavility of Food Safety Task Force (FSTF) grant funds is intended to encourage the development and continual occurence of Task Force meetings within each state.
Examples of Funded Projects

(1) Heat Treatment of Bacterial Spores in Dairy Products; (2) Waste Management Education and Research Consortium; (3) Post Marketing Surveillance of Adverse Drug Reactions; (4) International Program on Chemical Safety; (5) Veterinary Antimicrobial Decision Support System; (6) Continuation of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology; (7) Trial of Mycophenolate Mofetil in Myasthenia Gravis; and (8) SBIR: Phase II Patient Dose Tracking system for Fluoroscopic Procedures, (9) various Small Scientific Conferences and Food Safety Task Force Conferences.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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