Excerpt: In recent years there has been significant investment from both the private and public sectors in the development of diagnostic technologies. Multiplex POCT systems are of interest to several federal government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DOD), with some agencies providing investment funding to develop or acquire these capabilities.
Excerpt: Grants comprise over 40 percent of EPA's budget, about $3.5 billion annually, and EPA awards them to diverse recipients including state and local governments, tribes, nonprofit organizations, and foreign entities. It is critical that EPA monitor the effectiveness of its grants to ensure that recipients are using the funds appropriately to protect human health and the environment.
American Alliance for Innovation American Chemistry Council
Excerpt: The Department’s inadvertent transfer of live anthrax samples, just like similar incidents at the CDC last year, raise serious safety concerns about the sufficiency of inactivation protocols and procedures for studying dangerous pathogens. To read the letter to the Department of Defense, click here.
Excerpt: “Connected cars and advancements in vehicle technology present a tremendous opportunity for economic innovation, consumer convenience, and public health and safety. These benefits, however, depend on consumer confidence in the safety and reliability of these technologies. While threats to vehicle technology currently appear isolated and disparate, as the technology becomes more prevalent, so too will the risks associated with it.
Excerpt: In the event of a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, FDA may give individuals and firms an opportunity to take voluntary and prompt action to correct the violation before the FDA initiates an enforcement action. FDA will issue either a warning letter or an untitled letter to individuals or firms notifying them of such violations to allow them to voluntarily comply with the law.