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FDA SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR CRITICAL PATH RESEARCH PROGRAM

April 17, 2006
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The FDA is soliciting applications for a Critical Path program that will focus on cardiovascular drug safety and biomarker research.

According to a recent notice, the FDA will consider a single source application for awarding a cooperative agreement. The agency anticipates providing up to $750,000 in fiscal 2006 to support the research program, which will include the development of an infrastructure supporting related studies in cardiovascular disease and genomic/proteomic biomarker research.

An additional two years of support -- up to $750,000 per year -- may be provided depending on the availability of federal funds and the success of the program.

For more information, access http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/oc0644-n000001.pdf (http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/oc0644-n000001.pdf).