I mentioned a little while ago that we had been in contact with the FDA about getting some advice on our clinical trial design. That's progressed a bit with some emails back and forth.
We also managed to get in contact with Senator Ron Wyden (OR) who sits on the funding committee of the FDA as well as the committee on aging. Dr. Summerton had dinner with him last Friday and he agreed to help us get in contact with the people we need to talk to at the FDA.
Lo and behold last night Dr. Summerton received a phone call from the FDA asking about our project.
Getting advice from the FDA in our experimental design is absolutely vital in keeping the costs down while simultaneously running an experiment that complies with the quality requirements of the Food and Drug Administration.
In the meantime Dr. Moss is trying to get in contact with Governor Rick Perry (TX) To help with a funding proposal to the states while Dr. Summerton has been in contact with Governor John Kitzhaber (OR) to also provide advice on how to level a proposal to the 50 states.