Friday, December 19, 2014

FDA Studying How it Can Use Drones to Conduct Inspections | RAPS

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"While there is currently "no formal drone program in development," the agency is currently "conducting preliminary feasibility testing on possible applications for drone technology in fulfillment of the agency's mission," Andrea Fischer, an FDA spokeswoman, told Focus.

Using drones during FDA inspections of manufacturing facilities could have far-ranging implications. Inspections could, for example, much more easily survey an entire manufacturing site, which can sometimes span several acres and include difficult-to-access sections, such as rooftops. In agricultural settings, in particular, the use of drones might allow FDA to survey an entire site much more easily."

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