Science Board to the FDA (SBFDA)

The US FDA held a meeting of the Science Board to the FDA on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. At the meeting, the FDA’s Acting Commissioner presented the Commissioner’s Report. The Board was provided with reports from the Commissioner’s Fellowship Program Evaluation Subcommittee and from the Science Looking Forward Subcommittee. The Board heard from the Center for Veterinary Medicine about the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network and about the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. A recipient of one of the Fiscal Year 2014 Scientific Achievement Awards (selected by the Board) discussed the regulatory review of next generation sequencing data. A status update on the 21st Century Cures Act was presented, and the Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco discussed his vision for the Office of Medical Products and Tobacco.