Steady VGDS Rate Signals Initiative 'Not High Industry Priority,' FDA's Frueh Says | GenomeWeb
The US Food and Drug Administration has been receiving an average of two voluntary genomic data submissions each quarter from drug makers since the VGDS program went into effect two years ago, and the agency is content with the pace, an agency official said this week.
But this current level of sponsor participation may mean that the initiative is not a top priority for pharma, even as drug makers feel comfortable enough with the program to submit increasingly complex data.

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