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FDA Centers

Currently, the FDA is divided into 5 centers relevant to clinical research. Each of these centers regulates different types of products.

CDER
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
All drug products.

CBER
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Biological products such as vaccines, blood, cellular & gene therapy, allergenics, and tissues.

CDHR
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Medical devices and radiation-emitting electronic products,

CVM
Center for Veterinary Medicine

Food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals.

CFSAN
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Foodborne illness, nutrition, dietary supplements, all food products except for meat, poultry and some egg products