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Platform Technology Designation Program for Drug Development May 2024


Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

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This guidance provides details about the implementation of the platform technology designation program established by section 506K of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This guidance outlines eligibility factors for receiving a platform technology designation, potential benefits of receiving a designation, how to leverage data from designated platform technologies, how to discuss a planned designation request as part of a milestone meeting, the recommended content of a designation request submission, and the review timelines for a designation request. This program is intended to result in efficiencies in drug development, manufacturing, and review processes for drug product applications that incorporate designated platform technologies.

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