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FDA Basics – OCTGT Webinar on Tissue Safety: Materials Available

September 25, 2012 30 comments

Thank you to all who were able to participate in FDA’s September 20th webinar that addressed how the agency safeguards the nation’s tissue supply.  Ellen Lazarus, MD, CAPT, USPHS, Director, Division of Human Tissues, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies (OCTGT), in FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research discussed the current FDA regulations established to ensure a safe and available tissue supply.

For those unable to attend, presentation slides and an archived version of the presentation is available on the FDA Basics website. 

Thank you again and we hope you are able to join us for the next FDA Basics webinar!

FDA Basics – OCTGT Webinar on Tissue Safety

September 13, 2012 62 comments

Did you know that FDA plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the nation’s tissue supply?

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1 PM, FDA will host a webinar that addresses how the agency safeguards the nation’s tissue supply.  Ellen Lazarus, MD, CAPT, USPHS, Director, Division of Human Tissues, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies (OCTGT), in FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research will discuss the current FDA regulations established to ensure a safe and available tissue supply.  After the presentation, there will an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information on how to join the webinar, please visit the FDA Basics section of the website.  There are a limited number of spots available, however archived material will be available immediately after.

FDA’s Pesticide Program

September 13, 2012 13 comments

Most people know pesticides protect growing crops from insect consumption, but did you realize pesticides are used on many other types of food, including dairy and shellfish?

The FDA hosted a webinar “FDA’s Pesticide Program”, on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM ET. The featured speaker was Capt. Young H. Lee, Ph.D, Office of Food Safety liaison to the Pesticide Monitoring Program at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. This webinar presented FDA’s rules and regulations for pesticide use, and its effect on the consumer.

For more information, including an archived version of the presentation, please visit:  http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm316688.htm.

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