FDA Forms Task Force on Human Tissue Safety
MedSun: Newsletter #9, November 2006

In an effort to strengthen its comprehensive, risk-based system for regulating human cells and tissue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formed the multidisciplinary Human Tissue Task Force (HTTF). An August 30, 2006, FDA announcement noted that senior officials from FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Office of Regulatory Affairs will lead the HTTF. The task force will assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the tissue regulations established in 2005, and will review recent findings that some tissue recovery establishments have violated Federal rules governing tissue recovery. This task force will help FDA explore additional means to strengthen its approach to ensuring that tissue recovery firms follow required practices to prevent transmission of communicable diseases.

Additional Information:

FDA Forms Task Force on Human Tissue Safety
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108721.htm


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