Project Summary

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.

Project Team

Team Members
Noel Southall (Project Lead), NIH
Lawrence Callahan, FDA
Dac-Trung Nguyen, NIH
Tyler Peryea, NIH
Frank Switzer, FDA

Project Lead’s Supervisor
Ajit Jadhav, Director of Probe Development, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH

Technical Advisor 
Kurt Heisler, Research Analyst, ACF

Project Details

Coming soon. Teams are in the middle of developing and iterating on their projects.


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.