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Toxicology is critical to FDA’s mission because it is applied across the breadth of FDA-regulated product areas. Toxicological testing is done during the development and evaluation of FDA-regulated products, from human and animal drugs and medical devices to food and food ingredients, human biologics, and tobacco products. Today’s advances in systems biology, stem cells, engineered tissues, and mathematical modeling are offering exciting opportunities to improve toxicology’s predictive ability, potentially enhancing FDA’s ability to quickly and more accurately predict potential toxicities–and reduce associated risks to the public. These breakthroughs also hold the potential for replacing, reducing, and/or refining animal testing.
This presentation will discuss FDA’s Predictive Toxicology Roadmap, its six-part framework for integrating novel predictive toxicology methods into safety and risk assessments of its products. In this context, the presenter will detail FDA’s collaborative efforts to advance toxicology toward a more predictive science with NIH, EPA, and other federal agencies through programs such as Toxicology Testing in the 21st Century (Tox21) and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM). FDA’s unprecedented role in the development and evaluation of the organs-on-a-chip technology with sister federal agencies and industry will be described and offered as an example of how FDA is enabling innovation in this exciting field.
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, ERT
Senior Advisor for Toxicology
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The FDA Grand Rounds are webcast every other month to highlight cutting-edge research underway across the Agency and its impact on protecting and advancing public health. Each session features an FDA scientist presenting on a key public health challenge and how FDA is applying science to its regulatory activities. The 45-minute presentation is followed by questions from the audience.