FDA AND BIOINFOGATE AGREE TO EXTEND THE MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) TO ACCESS THE OFF-X TRANSLATIONAL SAFETY INTELLIGENCE PORTAL
Barcelona, May 21, 2019.
The agreement aims to evaluate new approaches to enhance safety assessments of human pharmaceuticals and their associated molecular targets, supporting the FDA’s mission of protecting public health.
Under this MTA, the FDA has agency-wide access to Bioinfogate’s translational safety intelligence portal, OFF-X. The primary objective of the agreement is to evaluate the potential use of Bioinfogate OFF-X™ as a research tool to anticipate adverse events associated with molecular targets and evaluate its utility in the regulatory review process. Under the recently extended agreement, the FDA will continue to provide feedback on the utility of the OFF-X database and/or any aspects related to its functioning and use.
Unexpected safety issues constitute one of the most disruptive events in clinical research. A translational approach to drug safety that integrates preclinical and clinical data can significantly reduce patient burden and avoid costly failures. In this context, it is essential to detect as early as possible in the drug R&D process the potential safety liabilities associated to both new targets and drugs under development.
About FDA CDER
FDA/CDER performs an essential public health task by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States. As part of the FDA, CDER regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. FDA/CDER’s mission is to protect and promote public health by helping to ensure that human drugs are safe and effective, meet established quality standards, and are available to patients.
About Bioinfogate OFF-XTM
Bioinfogate, a leading data science organization, is the producer of the OFF-X translational safety intelligence portal (https://www.targetsafety.info/). By delivering critical integrated preclinical toxicity and clinical adverse event intelligence coupled to advanced analytics, OFF-X allows safety liabilities to be monitored and anticipated across all phases of drug R&D. Updated daily with expertly curated safety alerts and as of June 2019, the portal covers a range of 7,600 targets, close to 10,000 drugs & biologics, and is populated with more than 315,000 expertly curated safety alerts associated to 5,000 adverse effects. OFF-X covers targets and drugs in all stages of drug R&D from emerging and first-in-class targets to drugs that have reached the market. OFF-X aims to promptly identify toxicology and safety signals and de-risk R&D programs.