The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is responsible for the approval of veterinary drug products intended for family pets, food-producing animals, and other animal species. This seminar will cover the process for obtaining federal government approval for marketing new animal drug products that are under the jurisdiction of the FDA, and also briefly covers animal products that are regulated by other federal agencies. For example, animal vaccines, animal disease diagnostic devices and some animal biologics are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and some flea and tick control products are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
This two-day interactive seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of FDA’s veterinary drug approval process. The group size is small, generally between 8 and 20 people, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues or challenges that the attendees have experienced.
Key goals of the seminar will include learning:
Who will Benefit:
This course is designed primarily for people tasked with developing new animal drugs for an animal health company or a human pharmaceutical company. This includes individuals responsible for overseeing regulatory affairs, developing veterinary drug products, or evaluating new technologies or applications. Among others, this includes:
Dr. Mark Hughes, DVM, MS, has over 11 years of experience in veterinary drug product development and over 20 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine, development of in-vitro diagnostic tests, and research in animal reproduction. He has managed or contributed to clinical studies and regulatory submissions on the safety and effectiveness of veterinary drugs (including stem cells) for therapeutic treatments related to dermatology, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, osteoarthritis, and infectious diseases. Through his consulting business, Hughes Veterinary Consulting, he assists domestic and international biotech and pharmaceutical companies with the process of applying for regulatory approval of drug products for use in companion animals and livestock.