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Enhance Review and Approval Processes

Description: Enhance development, evaluation, approval, and surveillance processes for high-priority MCMs and platform technologies; create Action Teams to analyze processes, identify gaps and hurdles, and propose recommendations for improvement.

Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Prior Briefing Status: ON TRACK

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Develop tools for tracking MCM regulatory product status


Completed 1/31/2011

2. Establish in vitro device (IVD) Action Team to focus on highest priority MCMs


Completed 6/1/2011

3. Hold workshop on development and evaluation of next-generation smallpox vaccines


Completed 9/16/2011

4. Establish acute radiation syndrome Action Team


Completed 7/5/2011

5. Establish Action Team for trauma


Completed 11/2/2011

6. Draft MOU to facilitate information sharing among Enterprise members on Action Teams


Completed 10/6/2011 [1]

7. Hold FDA (CDRH) public workshop on gaps and regulatory challenges in developing multiplex IVD platforms


Completed 10/13/2011

8. Hold workshop on MCMs for pediatric populations (winter 2012)


Completed 2/15-16/2012

9. Finalize MOU with Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)/Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to facilitate coordination and collaborative efforts related to the development and availability of MCMs


Completed 5/23/2012


  • [1] Final MOU negotiations with Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) partners are underway.
  • Additional milestones are currently under development.

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.


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