Workshop: FDA Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance: Addressing Challenges of Diagnostic Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the following public workshop entitled “Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance: Addressing Challenges of Diagnostic Devices.” The purpose of this workshop is to discuss potential scientific and regulatory challenges associated with developing traditional antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) devices and devices that detect antimicrobial resistance markers by molecular or novel diagnostic technologies, and to provide an overview of relevant provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act that may impact the development of such devices. Public input and feedback gained through this workshop will aid in the development of science-based approaches to regulatory decisionmaking regarding traditional and novel AST devices. Further, this workshop will explore opportunities for the efficient development and evaluation of AST devices, which may lead to better patient care and reduce antimicrobial resistance through improved antibiotic stewardship.
More information is available via the Federal Register notice.