In a notice published in the Federal Register for 05/04/2011, the FDA Science Board, an advisory panel that provides advice to the FDA Commissioner and the Commission on "specific complex and technical issues as well as, emerging issues within the scientific community, in industry and academia . . . .advice to the Agency on keeping pace with technical and scientific evolutions in the fields of regulatory science, or formulating an appropriate research agendas; upgrading its scientific and research facilities to keep pace with these changes", announced that it be having a meeting on 05/20/2011 at the FDA building in Silver Spring MD. Part of the meeting will consist of the Science Coard receiving updates on the FDA’s Nanotechnology Research Program.

Members of the public who are interested in presenting data, information or their views on the FDA’s Nanotech Research Program are invited to submitt written material to

Ms. Martha Monser

Office of the Commissioner, FDA

10903 New Hampshire Ave.

Bldg 32 Rm 4286

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

by 05/13/2011. Anyone interested in making an oral presentation at the meeting should submit, again to Ms. Monser at the address above, names and contact information for participants, along with an estimate of how long the presentation might run. Due to the limits of time for presentations, and to give everyone a fair chance, the FDA may hold a lottery.

Meeting materials will be posted to the FDA’s website by 05/18/2011. For those unable to attend in person the meeting will be webcast.