Modernizing FDA’s Ingredient System

MODERNIZING FDA’S INGREDIENT SYSTEM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has articulated its vision for a next-generation data system that serves as the central clearing house for ingredients in medical products. Meanwhile, the National Center for Translational Sciences at NIH has created its own substance tracking system to facilitate research efforts. Working with the FDA, this team will pilot deployment of the software into the FDA environment.

TEAM MEMBERS 
Noel Southall (Project Lead), National Institutes of Health
Lawrence Callahan, Food and Drug Administration
Dac-Trung Nguyen, National Institutes of Health
Tyler Peryea, National Institutes of Health
Frank Switzer, Food and Drug Administration 

PROJECT LEAD’S SUPERVISOR
Ajit Jadhav, Director of Probe Development, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

TECHNICAL ADVISOR 
Kurt Heisler, Research Analyst, HHS Administration of Children & Families

 

BACKGROUND
HHS Ignite is an “incubator for new ideas” run out of the HHS IDEA Lab. Selected teams are introduced to startup methodologies for problem identification and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable. This is one of 11 projects in Ignite’s second round which began on June 9, 2014 and goes until mid-September 2014.

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