FDA Expands Use of Convera Search Technology

Jun 29, 2004


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Convera, a provider of search and categorization software for enterprises and government agencies, has announced expanded use of the company's RetrievalWare search technology by scientific review staff within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA. The FDA's CDER uses RetrievalWare in an effort to enhance scientific productivity during drug regulatory responsibilities, prior to drug approval, and for post-marketing surveillance of drugs. Recently RetrievalWare's use was expanded to provide easier access to a larger breadth of research related libraries, including data from the Office of Generic Drugs and the Division of Counter-Terrorism. Within CDER, RetrievalWare's enterprise search capabilities are used to help drug reviewers identify drug related details within FDA generated correspondence and within libraries of documents related to pharmaceutical submissions.
(www.convera.com; www.fda.gov/cder)