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About Science & Research at FDA

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FDA's mission is to protect and advance public health by helping to speed innovations that provide our nation with safe and effective medical products and ensure the safety of our food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The Agency achieves its mission by applying the latest technology and science-based standards to the regulatory challenges presented by drugs, biologics (vaccines, blood products, cell and gene therapy products, and tissues), medical devices, food additives, and tobacco. > Read more


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Research at FDA

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Supports FDA's capacity to achieve its mission through research and research collaboration programs. It also oversees cross-agency scientific working groups that address scientific and technological advances affecting FDA-regulated products.


Research by FDA Staff to Evaluate and Enhance the Safety of Biologic Products


Research by FDA Staff to Evaluate and Enhance the Efficacy, Safety, and Quality of Drug Products

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