110-H.R.1496

To provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and medical device companies to invest in research and development with respect to antibiotic drugs, antivirals, diagnostic tests, and vaccines that may be used to identify, treat, or prevent serious and life-threatening infectious diseases.

3/13/2007--Introduced.

Beating Infections through Research and Development Act of 2007 - Sets forth circumstances under which the term of a patent may be extended for qualified infectious disease products.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to designate qualified infectious disease products as fast-track products for approval.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to expand and intensify efforts to assist small manufacturers to conduct end-stage clinical trials on qualified infectious disease products.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish an infectious disease research credit and a qualified infectious disease products manufacturing facilities investment credit.

Establishes the Commission on Infectious Diseases Product Development to identify drug-resistant infectious pathogens that are a significant threat to public health and make recommendations to the Secretaryon how best to address such pathogens.

Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to issue guidelines for the conduct of clinical trials with respect to antibiotic drugs.

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