By: Trevor Fish and Sarah C. Campbell
Toxicologists offer their perspectives on the future of testing. FDA recently published its Predictive Toxicology Roadmap to enable the adoption of advances in toxicity testing. While this announcement from FDA may not have any immediate effects on the toxicology testing for medical device manufacturers (MDMs), it anticipates the future evolution of toxicology testing. With the unprecedented advancements in technologies, globalization, and ever-changing challenges, FDA and other stakeholders must have a unified, comprehensive strategy. FDA’s Toxicology Working Group recommended a six-part roadmap to achieve the goal of upgrading toxicology tools and their regulatory acceptance for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and food.