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Download as PDF 6028 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 29 / Monday, February 12, 2018 / Notices not limited to: Must be timely (see DATES), must be filed in accordance with § 10.20, must contain sufficient facts to merit an FDA investigation, and must certify that a true and complete copy of the petition has been served upon the patent applicant. (See H. Rept. 857, part 1, 98th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 41–42, 1984.) Petitions should be in the format specified in 21 CFR 10.30. Submit petitions electronically to https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FDA–2013–S–0610. Submit written petitions (two copies are required) to the Dockets Management Staff (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Dated: February 6, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–02767 Filed 2–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2014–N–0179] Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information Available to Industry AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is announcing the continuation of the Regulatory Project Management Site Tours and Regulatory Interaction Program (the Site Tours Program). The purpose of this document is to invite pharmaceutical companies interested in participating in this program to contact CDER. DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may send proposed agendas to the Agency by April 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Brum, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 5480, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0578, dan.brum@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background An important part of CDER’s commitment to make safe and effective drugs available to all Americans is optimizing the efficiency and quality of the drug review process. To support this VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Feb 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 primary goal, CDER has initiated various training and development programs to promote high performance in its regulatory project management staff. CDER seeks to significantly enhance review efficiency and review quality by providing the staff with a better understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and its operations. To this end, CDER is continuing its training program to give regulatory project managers the opportunity to tour pharmaceutical facilities. The goals are to provide the following: (1) Firsthand exposure to industry’s drug development processes and (2) a venue for sharing information about project management procedures (but not drug-specific information) with industry representatives. II. The Site Tours Program In this program, over a 2- to 3-day period, small groups (five or less) of regulatory project managers, including a senior level regulatory project manager, can observe operations of pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or packaging facilities, pathology/ toxicology laboratories, and regulatory affairs operations. Neither this tour nor any part of the program is intended as a mechanism to inspect, assess, judge, or perform a regulatory function, but is meant rather to improve mutual understanding and to provide an avenue for open dialogue. During the Site Tours Program, regulatory project managers will also participate in daily workshops with their industry counterparts, focusing on selective regulatory issues important to both CDER staff and industry. The primary objective of the daily workshops is to learn about the team approach to drug development, including drug discovery, preclinical evaluation, tracking mechanisms, and regulatory submission operations. The overall benefit to regulatory project managers will be exposure to project management, team techniques, and processes employed by the pharmaceutical industry. By participating in this program, the regulatory project manager will grow professionally by gaining a better understanding of industry processes and procedures. III. Site Selection All travel expenses associated with the Site Tours Program will be the responsibility of CDER; therefore, selection will be based on the availability of funds and resources for each fiscal year. 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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) has determined the regulatory review period for IMBRUVICA and is publishing this notice of that determination as required by law. FDA has made the determination because of the submission of an application to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, for the extension of a patent which claims that human drug product. DATES: Anyone with knowledge that any of the dates as published (in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section) are incorrect may submit either electronic or written comments and ask for a redetermination by April 13, 2018. See ‘‘Petitions’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for more information. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before April 13, 2018. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0179]


Training Program for Regulatory Project Managers; Information 
Available to Industry

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research (CDER) is announcing the continuation of the 
Regulatory Project Management Site Tours and Regulatory Interaction 
Program (the Site Tours Program). The purpose of this document is to 
invite pharmaceutical companies interested in participating in this 
program to contact CDER.

DATES: Pharmaceutical companies may send proposed agendas to the Agency 
by April 13, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Brum, Center for Drug Evaluation 
and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., 
Bldg. 22, Rm. 5480, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-0578, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    An important part of CDER's commitment to make safe and effective 
drugs available to all Americans is optimizing the efficiency and 
quality of the drug review process. To support this primary goal, CDER 
has initiated various training and development programs to promote high 
performance in its regulatory project management staff. CDER seeks to 
significantly enhance review efficiency and review quality by providing 
the staff with a better understanding of the pharmaceutical industry 
and its operations. To this end, CDER is continuing its training 
program to give regulatory project managers the opportunity to tour 
pharmaceutical facilities. The goals are to provide the following: (1) 
Firsthand exposure to industry's drug development processes and (2) a 
venue for sharing information about project management procedures (but 
not drug-specific information) with industry representatives.

II. The Site Tours Program

    In this program, over a 2- to 3-day period, small groups (five or 
less) of regulatory project managers, including a senior level 
regulatory project manager, can observe operations of pharmaceutical 
manufacturing and/or packaging facilities, pathology/toxicology 
laboratories, and regulatory affairs operations. Neither this tour nor 
any part of the program is intended as a mechanism to inspect, assess, 
judge, or perform a regulatory function, but is meant rather to improve 
mutual understanding and to provide an avenue for open dialogue. During 
the Site Tours Program, regulatory project managers will also 
participate in daily workshops with their industry counterparts, 
focusing on selective regulatory issues important to both CDER staff 
and industry. The primary objective of the daily workshops is to learn 
about the team approach to drug development, including drug discovery, 
preclinical evaluation, tracking mechanisms, and regulatory submission 
operations. The overall benefit to regulatory project managers will be 
exposure to project management, team techniques, and processes employed 
by the pharmaceutical industry. By participating in this program, the 
regulatory project manager will grow professionally by gaining a better 
understanding of industry processes and procedures.

III. Site Selection

    All travel expenses associated with the Site Tours Program will be 
the responsibility of CDER; therefore, selection will be based on the 
availability of funds and resources for each fiscal year. Selection 
will also be based on firms having a favorable facility status as 
determined by FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs District Offices in 
the firms' respective regions. Firms that want to learn more about this 
training opportunity or that are interested in offering a site tour 
should respond by sending a proposed agenda by email directly to Dan 
Brum (see DATES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

    Dated: February 6, 2018.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-02793 Filed 2-9-18; 8:45 am]
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