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OCBQ/DMPQ/Product Release Branch

 

CBER’s Sample Custodian will be moving to FDA’s White Oak Campus: Building 75, Room G707 (ground floor)

 
CBER’s Sample Custodian (the person(s) responsible for receiving official lot release samples) is scheduled to move on Monday, August 11th, 2014. 
 
The initial announcement of CBER’s move to the FDA White Oak campus was published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12506).  Additional information on several topics is provided on the CBER Move page available at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CBER/ucm385240.htm
 
Lot Release Samples
 
CBER’s Sample Custodian (the person(s) responsible for receiving official lot release samples) is scheduled to move to the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland on Monday, August 11, 2014. Please note, that we will not be able to receive lot release samples between Monday, August 1, 2014 and Friday, August 15, 2014. This two week pause will allow us to ensure the orderly transfer of lot release samples to the FDA White Oak campus in the weeks immediately before and after the move.  Therefore, lot release samples should be shipped to CBER either (1) for receipt before August 1, 2014, using the current address, or (2) after August 15, 2014, using the new address (see below).
 

Current Sample Custodian Address at the NLRC Building
Sample Custodian (ATTN: HFM-672)
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Bldg: NLRC-B, Room: 113
5516 Nicholson Lane
Kensington, Maryland 20895
 
New Sample Custodian Address at White Oak Campus
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Sample Custodian
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO75-G707
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

 
Lot Release Protocols
 
The receipt of lot release protocols will continue during the move to the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
  • Electronic lot release protocols submitted through the FDA Gateway will not be impacted by the move and may continue to be submitted at any time.
  • Lot release protocols submitted in paper or CD-ROM electronic format should be sent to the current address up until Friday, August 8, 2014. Beginning August 11, 2014, such lot release protocols should be sent to the new CBER Sample Custodian address.
 
If lot release protocols are submitted during the lot release sample pause period (Monday, August 1, 2014 and Friday, August 15, 2014) without the required lot release samples, those lot release samples may be sent to the Sample Custodian any time after Friday, August 15, 2014 to the new address listed above. 
 
Additional Information
 
  • If commercial carriers are used, manufacturers should arrange for prepaid delivery directly to the CBER Sample Custodian using the new address.
  • Staff names should NOT be placed on the document address. Addressing documents to individual staff members will result in a delay in CBER receiving the documents, and a delay in processing.
  • The CBER Sample Custodian is available to accept lot release samples from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm (Eastern time), so deliveries should be scheduled accordingly.

 

The Product Release Branch recommends the following resources for manufacturers.

 

 

 

Contact FDA

(800) 835-4709
(240) 402-8010
Consumer Affairs Branch (CBER)

Division of Communication and Consumer Affairs

Office of Communication, Outreach and Development

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Building 71 Room 3103

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002