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Antibacterial Resistance and Diagnostic Device and Drug Development Research for Bacterial Diseases, Public Workshop; July 26-27, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) regarding scientific and potential research issues in antibacterial drug resistance, rapid diagnostic device development for bacterial diseases, and antibacterial drug development. The workshop will address antibacterial drug resistance, mechanisms of resistance, epidemiology of resistance, and issues in the development of rapid diagnostic devices and antibacterial drugs for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial diseases. The input from this public workshop will help in developing topics for further discussion.