Science & Research

Emerging Sciences

Emerging Sciences

To successfully carry out our mission of protecting and advancing public health, FDA must be prepared for the emerging issues and scientific discoveries that will affect the products we regulate 5 to 10 years before regulatory submissions reach our door.

To achieve this level of readiness, FDA has been asking FDA scientific leaders and those from other government agencies that fund research, evaluate patent submissions, and develop scientific policy for the Federal government to scan the horizon for future trends in science and technology.  FDA wants to understand how these new areas of science will have an impact on FDA’s mission--even when these trends are currently unknown to most scientists.

FDA is also seeking ideas from science and technology experts in the private sector about what they envision to be the next major breakthrough in their area of specialization.

FDA welcomes your thoughts and ideas. Please submit them in the public idea portal below.

Confidential information should be submitted in writing only.

Emerging Sciences Idea Portal


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