FDA COVID-19 EUA Resources


Shannon Clark presented on the EUA process this morning. To see the slides, please follow this link.

Shannon recommended joining the next FDA town hall – meeting information is listed at the end of this post. 

Shannon also mentioned that is working to empower hospitals to safely re-use N95 masks to battle COVID-19 based on CDC guidelines

Here are the authorizations for the formally authorized products for facilitating the re-use of N95 masks:

FDA COVID-19 Town Halls: COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Kits

Since April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has hosted virtual town hall sessions each Wednesday to discuss the development and use of COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Kits. UserWise attended the first meeting and shared takeaways in our earlier post, FDA Q&A Regarding COVID-19 In-Vitro Diagnostic Tests.  

Other FDA COVID-19 Webinars

FDA hosts webinars regarding topics beyond COVID-19 in-vitro diagnostic test kits. On April 6, 2020, the agency hosted a webinar for device manufacturers and industry to discuss and answer questions on the two recently-issued, immediately-in-effect guidances on enforcement policy for PPE during COVID-19:
  • Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised) (April 2, 2020)
  • Enforcement Policy for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (March 30, 2020)
To view the slides and read the transcript, please follow these links.

The Next FDA Town Hall: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The next FDA Town Hall occurs tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – there is no need to register. Please see the quoted meeting information, below:

“On April 1, 2020, from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Eastern Time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a virtual Town Hall for clinical laboratories and commercial manufacturers that are developing or have developed diagnostic tests for SAR-CoV-2. The purpose of this Town Hall is to help answer technical questions about the development and validation of tests for SARS-CoV-2 and the recently issued guidance.
More Info:

“Registration is not necessary.
Date: Multiple Dates (please see above) Time: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. To ensure you are connected, please dial in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. U.S. Callers Dial:
  • 888-233-1204
  • Conference Number: RWXW1175579
  • Passcode: 6110103
“To view the slide presentation during the webinar:
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“Following the webinar, a transcript, recoding, and slides will be posted:
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Additional Free Resources

  • Watch a short video on how we can help you navigate the EUA process:
  • Book us for a free 1-hour consultation, EUA training, or Human Factors training by emailing us at
  • Check out the blog posts below with helpful resources for product development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

︎ UserWise Team | April 14, 2020


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