FDA Shows Interest in Unmanned Aerial Systems

767_fda_approved FDA Shows Interest in Unmanned Aerial SystemsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly interested in adopting unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for surveying its sites.

The FDA told Regulatory Focus that it has not made any “formal” arrangements for a UAS program but that it is “conducting preliminary feasibility testing on possible applications” for the aircraft.

The federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would use the technology for inspecting various types of vast or hard-to-reach areas, including manufacturing sites, farms or roofs. The FDA’s office of informatics and technology information is spearheading the plans.

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