Ebola Diagnosis on the Fast Track

Ebola Diagnosis on the Fast Track

In addition to expedited device approvals for diseases without effective existing treatments, the FDA has also fast-tracked Ebola tests under its emergency responsibilities in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA). The FDA’s announcement of emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Ebola test kits beginning in August 2014 promoted the development of several tests by both public organizations and private industry. Test development has been along the lines of rapid d...